Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Collection – Paris Fashion Week
There are such lovely pieces to be found among the Alexis Mabille fall/winter 2015-2016 collection, showcasing the incredible mind and works of the Lyon born but Paris based fashion designer who does the ready-to-wear along with the couture fashions. It seems to be a trend, actually, that those designers who love catering moreso to the couture aspects often create their daily womenswear pieces to match in one way or another, turning their magnificent creations into pieces the average female will love to sport while still looking like the couture goddess she is.
It is clear that Alexis Mabille was and is someone who loves dressing people up in fantastic garments. His show this time around brought the focus on the hourglass figure in a sense, using his prints as well as his fabrics to create just the right amount of illusion as to ensure all the models looked like they are just exactly the right size, instead of looking way too thin as is often the case. He starts off with an interesting look wherein we have a black and white translucent blouse in wraparound fashion over a longer mini skirt with a twisted look of pale blue and dark grey, over which a grey cashmere coat with a fur hoodie is worn to keep warm. The legs are bare though, as are the feet for the most part as it is a center bar sandal that the models wear.
Some of the pieces are quite interesting and look perfect for the women who love to exercise and then show off their muscular limbs in skin-tight leggings. Add a matching short sleeved scrunched up top to the mix, with a winter pale blue lining and a black silver buckled belt, all the while keeping the neck warm with a furry scarf and you have a singularly stylish ensemble happening. The idea of the twists and the scrunches continues throughout the Alexis Mabille fall/winter 2015-2016 collection, appearing as linked cloths in prints as twisted belt on skirts and sweaters, and as part of the silver metallic midi dress with the slight lift at the front of the hem and the plunging V-neckline that comes second last in the line-up.
As we go through, we find all types of intriguing pieces such as coatdresses, electric tie dye designs, lacy fabrics and button down shirtdresses; there are corded sweaters with cinched waists where the belts go and there are skirts with center slits that appear throughout, either as part of a dress or a mini skirt. We even find multiple handbags within the collection, generally of a larger size suitable for a woman who loves to carry around everything as she moves from place to place during the day. Silk shirts make an appearance, as do lots of cashmere, while we revel in the sight of open midriffs, even if it is in just a few of the pieces and only as a sliver of skin. It appears that the cold may not force us to cover up our legs, but it definitely puts away the twin sets that were so big for the spring and summer seasons. We do want to get our hands on some of these more comfortable outfits though!
Photos courtesy of Style.com