‘The heart of Paris is a flower, A bloom of love so pretty, That you’ll keep in your heart, That you’ll love for life’ reads show notes ahead of Alexis Mabille sweetly romantic couture show at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris.
It was a seamless production of that blossomed out onto the runway with Mabille’s familiar couture sensibility. We saw the usual mix of fantastical gowns, but also beautifully crafted separates all in a gradient shades of pastels and rich hues of green.
The quote mentioned flowers and there were large blooms decorating full skirts and shirts, but it’s the intricately designed bomber jackets and a green hooded dress that caught our eye with both styles adding a breath of youthfulness to an otherwise dress-focused collection.
He saved the best till last as he closed the show with the masterpieces which included layered tulle dress that bounced down the runway, followed by an impressive feathered creation and completed with bow shaped ivory gown worn over sheer lace bodysuit. It’s very haute couture, but it’s those sugary pastel bombers jackets that will be making their way from the runway into wardrobes.