Alexis Mabille, French designer who perfected his craftsmanship at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne, brought a touch of tradition with a playful twist on today’s runway. Known for his chic and fun-loving spirit, he managed to revisit men’s and women’s wardrobes alike. Again. Over thirty different looks varied from casual ready-to-wear outfits to a unique combination of sportswear and elegant garments. The strong black basis of the collection was comprised of black suede sweatshirt dress embroidered with a white lace dove, black, blue and gold brocade trousers, ruffled dress in black lace, and a three-piece dress in black jersey with gold buttons. The more feminine twist was noticeable in shirt in blue crêpe with mink collar, navy silk blouse and jogging pants in midnight blue crêpe trimmed with pearl buttons on the side, white wool sweater with lace sleeves and long shirt-skirt in powder-colored radzimir. One of the most refreshing looks on the runway was definitely the pagoda jacket in denim and white mink. Gold is slowly conquering the following Fall/Winter 2017 season. In accordance to that, models were cat-walking in over-the-knee bright gold boots.
As usual, Mabille’s style offered a highly contemporary, cosmopolitan allure. His light, fluid and precise cuts are visible from this collection as much as from his previous ones. Elegance and natural casual attitude come together with a sporty-chic attitude, graphic lines structure the looks, and movement suggests sensuality.
Make-up artist in charge for Alexis Mabille show was Lloyd Simmons and the M.A.C PRO Team. The entire theme was quite fresh and clean, emphasized with M.A.C. gold pigments. Cheek bones were enhanced using the taupe tone technique in order to create a more sculptural look. Instead of simply contouring the face, Simmons decided to play with artist strokes. The eyes were emphasized with gold and silver tones, and shades of dark brown colour. Lips remained natural, with a touch of glittered, clear lip-gloss. Odile Gilbert was in charge for the hair, using Moroccanoil to achieve fresh and wavy hair. It was natural and chic, in accordance with the show theme.
Photo Credit: Alexander Kozhin, Backstage Fashion Week