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Spring Couture 2010 Recap

February 2, 2010

The Spring Couture 2010 shows have taken over the runway. This season, the looks could not be more varied, ranging from bold, androgynous eighties throwbacks at Alexis Mabille to romantic, pastel gowns at Elie Saab to an Aztec-inspired collection at Jean Paul Gaultier. Read on for more about my three favorite collections this season, Anne Valérie Hash, Armani Privé, and Chanel:

Anne Valérie Hash:

Hash is an upcoming French designer whose collection this season stood out for its charm and whimsical glamour. The majority of the looks were done in gorgeous materials – black lace, black metallic paillettes, and multicolored sequins – to set a dark, luxurious tone. Pops of unexpected prints and colors added interest to the otherwise muted palette. Hash mainly focused on a silhouette of jumpsuits and slouchy jackets (both of which have been ubiquitous on the runways for several seasons now) but managed to keep the collection fresh through the thoughtful use of textures. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing her next collection!

Armani Privé:

Couture should be full of fantasy and imagination, and this season, Armani was no exception. While I haven’t been fully impressed with his past collections, I loved this one. Based on a color palette of white, silver, and black, the collection mostly featured power suits with big shoulders and tulip skirts. The simple, clean lines and luminous color scheme contributed to the moon motif to create an ethereal vibe that was simultaneously futuristic and a nod to Old Hollywood. If you’ll excuse the pun, this collection was truly out of this world.


Typical Chanel – LBDs, suits, and pearls – was nowhere to be found at the design house’s Spring Couture collection; however, the essence of the line – classic femininity and grace – was still beautifully intact. The show began with an array of suits in candy-colored pastels, mainly featuring slightly boxy jackets and loose walking shorts over gleaming silver tights. As the show progressed, the retro references continued: the suits were instantly recognizable as 1960’s-inspired (nearly reminiscent of Luella’s Spring 2010 RTW show) and draped silk cocktail dresses reminded viewers of the 1940’s. The lingerie and statement necklace trends were fully capitalized upon during the last few looks of the collection. (See photo, right.) My favorite touch was the hair and makeup – the whimsical updos, large hairbows, and red pouts were simply too cute!

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What did you think of Spring 2010 Couture? Do you agree with my favorite collection picks? Which collections or looks were your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.

Mademoiselle Hannah

2 Comments leave one →
  1. NewYorkHome permalink
    February 3, 2010 8:07 pm

    I never get bored of reading anything you write…

    You’re just bursting with creativity aren’t you?

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