January 27, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Christian Lagerwaard
Paris, France – If one could visualize what a soft whisper could look like if visible, then one would picture the new Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Christian Lagerwaard. Replete with soft, delicate colors, the couturier made the right noise by with his design pencils.
Lagerwaard opened his couture season with a series of beautiful dresses and long gowns in the softest of materials. He has given shape to his ideas with the use of silk chiffon and georgette. The result is a collection of elegance that embraces the woman’s body while allowing her to show the right of skin at the shoulders and arms, bit of the back and neckline and even a hint of legs.
He finishes many of the bottom hems, hems of the splits on the leg and shoulders with soft, hand-ripped silk chiffon. It creates a softness that is paradoxically savage, but elegant. He goes one to use his hand-ripped fabric to create roses, which not only serve as appliqué embellishments to certain gowns and dresses, but also as the major theme of others.
Once Lagerwaard took to the runway after his intimate couture show, the well-deserved round of applause and wild shouts of “BRAVO!” confirmed that his collection is the soft breath of fresh that couture clients crave.