The collection started with an iridescent silver mermaid gown fit for a queen – replete with all-over embellishments, full-sleeves and a crown. It paved way for the rest of the looks, which were similarly queen-like. The silhouettes were mostly gowns, some ball-gowns, some mermaid or sheath with long trains, with the exception of some midi-dresses and one asymmetric dress.
The color palette was that of precious stones and metals – ruby, sapphire, opal, emerald, black, aquamarine, copper, silver and gold. Some gowns were entirely gold or other previous stone/metal colors, and others had large embroidered embellishements on them in gold. Gold, copper and sequin embellishments were also prominent.
Velvet and fur were played up really interestingly. While a midi-dress used velvet to add volume, another black gown used fur along the collarbone to add a royal fringe.
The mermaid and figure hugging cuts added as much femininity to the collection as the off-shoulder or plunging V-necks. Plus, statement earrings and crowns! Overall, it’s everything an urban royal woman would want.
My favorite looks in the collection were a burgundy fringe gown with gold collarbone embroidery and the finale gown in gold:
Guo Pei Fall-Winter 2016/17 Couture Collection: Gallery
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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