By Marcellous L. Jones
February 1, 2014
Paris, France – One can never tire of looking at the video from Alexis Mabille’s new haute couture collection. In the past the grand couturier had justly found himself at the center of criticism for a lack of consistency in his themes. However, this season no such claims can be made. His latest work for the Spring/Summer 2014 season is one of the most consistent of recent. And it is replete with beautiful, long gowns.
Mabille invokes the timeless allure of Greco-Roman statuary with their long lines. Silk, crepe, lace and chiffon are the fabrics upon which he constructs the eternal silhouettes. White, off-white and gold dominates the collection. However, we find splashes of blue, yellow ad blush for color. The bodice is tight and sometimes asymmetrically cut above one shoulder. There it finishes in a trademark Mabille bow.
The looks are accessorized with headdresses with a multitude of butterflies, a definite hint to the arrival of spring elegance.
This is undoubtedly one of the grand couturier’s best expressions of his talent and skill. And it is definitely his best collection since officially being recognized in his own right by peers such as Chanel, Valentino, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christian Dior as a grand couturier.