September 14, 2016

By Marcellous L. Jones

Photos Courtesy of Ralph & Russo 

Paris, France – In their new Fall Winter 2016/17 couture collection, British duo Ralph & Russo make their work into a veritable tribute to nature. The two have decided to transfigure the changes between the seasons that occur and to used them as the artistic mood in their work.

Leaves of changing fall colors, butterflies, flora, fauna, dragon flies, etc. are all present. The couturiers take satin, tulle, cashmere, silk, organza and create tailored jackets, capes, floor-sweeping gowns and bohemian mini skirts. The tailoring is exquisite and the draping is to-die-for. They frame the collection on a backdrop of gold, silver, bronze, blue, yellow, white, pink, burgundy, midnight blue, etc. The

The shapes caress and flatter the body in an elegant, but yet sexy way. This is more evident in the revealed shoulders and plunging necklines. They embellish the looks with daring hats, ornate brooches made to look like bumble bees and beetles, thus adding more to the notion that we are seeing nature set in motion and in the form of beautiful gowns and dresses.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

 

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.

A model walks the runway during the Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2016 in Paris, France.