February 3, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos courtesy of Dany Atrache
Paris, France – Florals are the recurrent leitmotif in the new collection by couturier Dany Atrache. The designer reinterpreted them in fascinating ways for his Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.
From ballroom and sheath gowns to cocktail dresses, the couturier places them in beautifully printed silks. When prints are not present the couturier calls upon embroidered appliqués that are posed on the pieces. And even when he uses only silk like in his open-back, dusty rose gown with no sleeves and scarf train hanging from its shoulders, the couturier is sure to add an elaborate gold-plated belt. In the form of a floral cage, it is fitted around the waist. This same way of adding floral to his silhouettes is also found on a bustier grown in silk chiffon and in canary yellow. He adds an even stronger floral cage around its bodice.
In one heavily beaded mini-cocktail dress, Atrache uses his silk to form the bottom half of the dress by adding individual pieces. This is done to resemble much the way a rose is formed.
Some of you readers may recall that six months ago, this writer commented on my surprise at seeing a number of very inhabitual designs flaws in Atrache’s work. Today, I’m extremely happy to report that the couturier is back on the track. Thanks to his attention to details, no such reproaches can be made here today in regards to this body of work. This must be welcomed as great news as Dany Atrache is too well-known in the couture world to not give each piece in his collection the attention that it deserves.