In true Ralph & Russo style, the fashion show was made up of delicate fabrics, lavish volumes and flattering silhouettes. The Ralph & Russo haute couture Spring Summer 2017 collection had a mostly pastel color palette – lilac, peach, nude, pale grey, white, with black, gold and midnight blue for contrast.
The silhouettes encompassed slit gowns, cape gowns, asymmetric and layered gowns with interesting neck detail or off-shoulder ones – so basically – all sorts of gowns. Ditching last season’s prints, this collection focused on solid colors and monochromatic looks.
Accessories included metallic evening bags and clutches, pumps to match the gowns and even embellished visors for the modern lady who wants to go out in the sun for her fancy excursions.
Architectural details came in the form of three-dimensional geometric patterns or square panels. Sheer fabric played a great role – both in sleeves and on gowns completely. Belts were added to give structure, both to peplum jackets and to gowns. Collared jackets were won with skirts and collars gowns were seen, too.
Ruffled gowns, feathery capes, layered skirts with white applique and sequined dresses all made it look like a dreamland. The cloud-shaped hems on sleeves and necklines added to that dreamy effect. And when the bride walked in, a long white gown under a feathery cape with a long trail worn by Alessandra Ambrosio, it was like clouds had been sewn to form a dress.