February 8, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Aouadi
Paris, France – Yacine Aouadi presents for Spring/Summer 2016 one of the most skilful couture collections of the season. His work is not one based in flamboyant cuts or extravagant, brilliant details such as Swarovski elements. Rather it is a thoughtful work in which imagination is tempered with strong technique, skill and vision.
In the new collection one finds the leitmotif of the swan impregnating itself into the collection. It has been retraced in tiny feathers, which have been added one by one and by hand. We find it also reinterpreted in the shape of certain silhouettes. In each silhouette, we also find strong hints of militarism added into the design of each garment.
Skill such as this is hard to come across in today’s world of haute couture. It is a pleasure to see it as expressed by Aouaid in his new collection for the season.