REDEMPTION: A New Kind of Rock Couture
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January 24, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Redemption
Paris, France – Couture has a new name and it is Redemption ! This is the Italian luxury wear brand that has brought new excitement to Paris over the past year. And now it is bringing its humanist philosophies to the world of haute couture.
Artistic director Bebe Moratti commented that the collection is about quality. It is made with fashion ethics in mind so that people can understand, see and appreciate that luxury is about quality. That luxury can now translate into better made garments that may also embrace sustainability. Therefore, the former Californian feels that now is the appropriate time to bring these concepts and principles to haute couture.
The new Spring/Summer 2017 couture collection at Redemption is for the fierce woman who uses embellishments and elegance as tools of empowerment. This is expressed in glorious aristocratic silhouettes inspired from centuries past where opulence was le mot du jour ! Moratti transposes this “too much is not enough” attitude towards glam and skillfully infuses it with glam rock attitude.
The high-octane results are achieved through the couturier’s work that mixes softness with edgy materials such as chiffons, leathers, embroideries, silks and other sheer materials. They are used to create a strong contrast in proportions that range from skin-tight gold pants in python skin to short mini-dresses with butterfly wings and dangerously plunging necklines. The pieces are further embellished with buttons that have been encased in hand-made embroideries. It is incredibly modern to see in couture such military inspirations crossing swords with the elegance created by the sweeping trains that follow the short cocktail dresses and blouses.
With the energy of Bebe Moratti’s designs and the philosophies of his house, Redemption is a very welcomed addition to our closed circles of couture !