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.
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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