On Our Radar: Alexandre Vauthier

Diana Bell-Heather   |   07 - 08 - 2018

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With couture experience and celebrity fans like Bella Hadid, Alexandre Vauthier is fast becoming one of our favourite designers for fabulous eveningwear.

 

This season, he has embraced the 80’s with mini dresses with statement shoulders and sleeves – pure glamour. He has also collaborated with Amina Muaddi on a striking shoe collection featuring diamanté-buckled stilettos.

 

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Known for alluring statement pieces with easy-to-wear potential, such as metallic mini dresses and head-turning gowns, he gained his experience at various couture house before launching his first eponymous collection at Paris fashion week in 2009.

 

Vauthier joined the design studio of Thierry Mugler after graduation, who supported him and taught him thoroughness of the construction of the garment.

 

Later he joined Jean-Paul Gaultier as head designer of the couture collection. This eight-year-long experience boosted his desire to fully express himself through his own collection.

 

His natural need of preciseness and rigor and his radical cuts is expressed through a style inspired by his French culture and his Anglo-Saxon influences. He effortlessly blends romance with an anarchic spirit creating striking statement pieces made for the midnight hour.

 

More often than not, Vauthier centres his collections around a dramatic colour palette of black, gold and red, championing form-flattering silhouettes, opulent fabrics and sparkling embellishments. With fans like Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora, the designer started to expand his universe.

 

The partnership with Mauddi was a natural next step, offering clients something pretty to go with their dresses. The footwear collections fuses the designer’s love for intricate detailing with luxurious fabrics. Each pair is made in Italy and embellished with everything from dramatic bow ties to light-catching Swarovski crystals.

 

His architectural aesthetic and modern take on opulence delivers a sense of regal sensibility, which is so perfect for a special occasion.