July 9, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Piero Biasion
Paris, France – The Fall Winter 2015/16 haute couture collection by Frank Sorbier is literally a soft vision in white. The new collection sees the grand couturier reinvigorating the arts while working with bustiers, corsets, fabric compression, silks and unbridled imagination and all while integrating a youthful tone.
After a long and brutal summer season of fashion weeks running from London, Milan and Paris menswear, we now find ourselves nearing the end of the haute couture season. We are exhausted and in severe need of sensory pleasure to stimulate us again to the task of completing our couture season. And here is Frank Sorbier who provided us with just such a stimulation. His new collection features the codes that we expect and DEMAND OF HIM. Done all it white, it is refreshing, delicate yet intricately conceived and executed from A to Z.
Sorbier presents the collection in Hébertot Theatre in Paris. Each of the gowns and cocktail dresses are presented by ballet dancers, who mesmerized us on point to the original rhythmic music performed lived by Klaïm and Kozmo Z. Each danced around the stage in a near-trance to the beauty made by collection. Each dress is named after for a mountain peak with it snow covers.
The perfections of this collection are simply too many to enumerate. So this writer will content himself with speaking on the key looks. First among them is “MONT BLANC”. It is a silhouette of a long coat with a Pierrot collar. It is composed of Sorbier compressed tulle and detailed with ribbed finishings or “nervure” as this specific technique is known in French. Next we have “MONT VINSON”, which is a “cocoon” like coat with sleeves done in silk threads, English embroiders, ribbons and tulle.
Then we have the “MONT TITLIS”. This silhouette is a chalet dress created in raphia. It has re-embroidered flowers in guipure. The look is completed with a shawl in guipure and with serpentine quipure appliqués. They have been embroidered with flowers and leaves. This look is a strong challenger for best in class. But then again one would be completely remiss and unprofessional to not mention the MONT ROBSON. This sublime look is boasts of a pullover with filigree and Lady Boyd Wolford style sleeves.
If one leaves it to Frank Sorbier and his vivid imagination to transport us otherworldly, one could never be disappointed. In the presentation of his new haute couture collection for Fall Winter 2015/16, the grand couturier finds himself yet again at the height of his creative powers.