Haute Couture weaves dreams and puts on show the highest levels of craftsmanship there is. On Aura Tout Vu, a couture brand for over 10 years showcased their Spring Summer 2013 collection during Paris Couture Fashion Week this January.
The Paris based label by the Bulgarian duo Livia Stroinova and Yaseen Somouilov works on a spirit of distortion and fantasia. In their own view, they believe in infusing their creative process with humor and making their creations fun.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring 2013 Couture
The collection was named Cosmic Beetle. The inspiration hence came from the mystery and the beauty of the king of insects. Its transparence, iridescence all reflected well in the use of printed muslin, satin and organza. The theme was also reflected very well with the music a montage harmony between digital beats, French and English words and insect noises.
The collection featured pain staking embroideries of 11000 wings of beetle sourced from Nonboa Lampor Thailand. The idea was to capture its beauty forever. The prints at times were literal and at other times only created visually pleasing surface effects resembling the way light interacts with the wings. The use of transparent PVC layers over the fabrics only gave it more sheen and drama.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring 2013 Couture collection
On Aura Tout Vu is famous for its use of Swarovski crystals and a glamour factor in their outfits. This time around too they successfully integrated it in the theme.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring summer 2013 Couture collection
Garments and accessories
The collection comprised of bodysuits, voluminous baby doll dresses, PVC trench coats as well as some floor sweeping numbers. The use of fur and leather too was seen on the garments. The shoulders were bold and strong, the use of PVC allowed for some architectural detailing.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring summer 2013 Couture collection Paris Fashion Week
The most beautiful of the lot were a green iridescent bodysuit, decked with Swarovski and the wings. And the show stopper white jumpsuit, sparkling and proud with a cape. The embellishment was 3 huge crystal beetles at in the chest area.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring summer 2013 Couture paris fashion week January
The accessories like necklaces and shoes matched, when embellished the beetle wings and the crystals were used. There were leather gloves and PVC belts with beetle buckles. A crystal beetle hand cuff is what caught our fancy the most.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring 2013 Couture Paris Fashion Week
A single classic look bound the collection together. The eyes were a smoked black and caught attention while the lips were nude and shimmered in gloss. The hair was side swept curls in the front and a voluminous side bun at the back, overall complimenting the garments well.
On Aura Tout Vu Spring 2013 Hairstle makeup Couture at Paris Fashion Week
The show was a success over all and presented some magnificent outfits. But the theatrics of their earlier seasons like a dress on fire (or smoke rather) and the live birds on the catwalk, were nowhere to be seen. In 2011 Lady Gaga bought the unicorn dress, but this season was anything radical enough for her? Let’s wait and watch.