July 14, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Eymeric François
Paris, France – Upon arrival at the Palais Brogniart for the show of the couturier Eymeric François, we are treated to a respective of the beautiful gowns that have made the couturier so loved by his clientele. In them we see all the codes for which he is known: the hidden corsets, the bustiers, pins, the ribbons and the giants zippers. All this highlights his past, while opening wide the door to the discovery of new codes that will carry him into the future and as he depends the gene pool of his DNA.
In the new collection we find a beautiful silhouette of coat dress emblematic of the 1950’s. The waist is tight and the piece opens like a fan as it reaches the knees. In black and blue, it is completed with hand-stitched appliqués. A part from this look and two or three others, the silhouettes are for the most part EXTREMELY close to the body. One of the deadliest is his look composed of a yellow top and that is worn with a long, curve-defining skirt.
We find plunging necklines, bustiers in ostrich skins and large belts that accentuate the hourglass shape. François creates long sleeves and colorful gloves in yellow, etc as a way of breaking the pure domination of black.
One of the bustier-gowns is in black and deep red with purple undertone. It is draped from the corset and finishes on the left. However, this writer believes it to be a universal truth that the couturier saved the best for last…
Just after the appearance of his sheath gown in black with bodice and front draped in a peach-pink tone, Eymeric François finishes the collection with the show-stopper. His full skirt formed from a giant bow created from draping appears in the peach-pink color. Worn by Serbia’s top model Tamara Milicevic, the dazzling look is completed with a black button down blouse in silk organza.