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Yumi Katsura tapped in to 400 years’ worth of Japanese art


Spring 2015 couture: it’s all in the details

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Ralph & Russo

Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo (right), increasingly favourites of the celebrity set, once again dominated the runway at the Salon d’Honneur of the Grand Palais. The British-based couture label’s spring–summer 2015 collection expressed a stunning elegance with floral 3D creations. Delicate embroidery, sheer fabrics, and hip-hugging dresses created a structured, sophisticated style.

Yumi Katsura

Ancient Japanese art is reflected in Yumi Katsura’s Glorious Rimpa collection, paying homage to Japanese art. The elegant, sophisticated pieces that embellished the runway were intense. Majestically regal silks with imperial shades emerged, with meticulous detail. came from Katsura’s inspiration of 400 years of ancient Japanese art. Kimonos, long chandelier earrings and sleek hair represented nobility, and the atmosphere, with an east Asian setting, epitomized the beauty of the arts.

Serkan Cura

Belgian designer, Serkan Cura, used Greek mythology to strike a distinct vibe during haute couture week. Cura, recognized for his meticulously designed Victoria’s Secret angel wings, is known for his feather-appliqué technique. Certain mythological beings—Medusa, Hera, Athena—transformed into extraordinary fashion creatures, with seductive, sensuous pieces. Whether geometric, transparent or disclosing a third dimension, Cura’s collection echoed tradition and skill, raising him above certain designers intent on repeating and repurposing the same old ideas. •





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