Beauty, Trends

Butterfly Effect

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2014 2 Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2014 2 Valentino Couture Spring 2014It’s no secret that I look at couture collections (most of them) as if they were works of art and get overly excited at times. I always vibrantly argue that they are more than some superficial fabrics (having seen an Alexander McQueen collection with my own eyes in Milan, I know I’m not wrong). But this time, butterflies didn’t just fly in my stomach but all over the runway. Valentino not only adopted the look for the couture collection but also maintained it as the main inspiration for the pre-fall collection. Jean Paul Gaultier was all about butterfly mesh headbands, Alexis Mabille created an arts & crafts fair with paper butterflies and my favourite – Yiqing Yin with whimsical butterfly wing masks. Butterfly, a figure always associated with beauty and femininity, seems to be already dominating 2014 and I’m pretty sure we are going to see more during F/W 2014 fashion weeks, ushering in spring couple of months beforehand.

Alexis Mabille Couture Spring 2014 Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2014 Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2014

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