Friday, October 10, 2014

Fashion Friday: Haute Couture Ateliers

Dear readers, Fashion Friday is back as requested!  Please accept ICDC's apologies for the gap in has been quite eventful lately.

What better way to jump back in than with a twist on the traditional book review: a Fashion Friday post using the most inspiring and breath-taking photo from the new book Haute Couture Ateliers

Just released this week, the book reminds us that fashion is far from simple.  In fact, it takes great skill and labor to produce this form of art.

Like a reference book, Haute Couture Ateliers is meant to be reviewed regularly for inspiration.  The fabrics, the accessories, the lines - especially all the mesmerizing mermaid-cut dresses and structured "armor" styles - are energizing.

Each time ICDC picks up her copy, she makes new connections between fashion and the world of interiors.  Like ideas about how to make draperies a little more interesting.  Or ideas about what fabrics can coordinate well with others and still cause that gasp of amazement that can come only from a truly stunning couture dress.  And remembering that well-fitting fabrics really do make a difference.

What struck ICDC perhaps the most were the structural innovations in fabrics and shapes.  One particular page shows a furrier cutting a design into what looks to be a perfectly beautiful (and already finished, I might add) fur vest.  But once the new cuts are made, the piece is transformed.

It's all in the details..

So here's a captivating photo of a Stephane Rolland masterpiece featured in the book, and how one might translate it into an interior.  Enjoy!

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