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Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2016 Collection is a Floral Dream

The Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection is what spring dreams are made of! Read a review, see the gallery and discover our favorite looks.

Review | Collection

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Photo Credit: Ambra Vernuccio

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015Embroidery over silk, decadent lace, soft floral appliqués, fresh, youthful colors, this is what we love about couture, don’t we? The latest Ralph & Russo SS16 couture collection has it all. As a smooth progression from the Autumn Winter 2015 collection, the colors became lighter, more feminine, and the fabrics became more breathable.

Some tried and tested ‘signature Ralph & Russo’ silhouettes were mixed with fresher, edgier pieces. The fashion show started with a fairytale gown – asymmetric – with hand painted flowers in pink and sapphire mixed with floral appliqué and embroidery over white silk. And matching pumps.

 

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The other silhouettes consisted of mini-dresses, gowns, peplum tops and jackets. Another one of my favorite gowns was this gorgeous pale hydrangea one. It is very dream-like, especially with its long train:

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There were also some floor-grazing robes and a few cape gowns. Kimonos went sheer, skirts went poofy and every fabric was either surrounded with or covered with intricate threadwork or appliqué with beads.

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Sublime delicacy was added with Chantilly lace and feathers. A crop cape here and a feather bolero there did create some interest, but not as much as the use of bustiers – reminding you of the unabashed glamour of the 50s.

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The color pallette included white, pale blue, rose pink, dusty lavender, cobalt, peach, grey, gold and black. With a backdrop of pink and white flower climbers over whites and blues, it was like watching fairies walk over clouds.

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Other accessories included statement pumps with metal feathers and acanthus leaf at the heel, ribbon headbands, fine jewelry and clutches with metallic feathers for handles, giving them a very exquisite feel.

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Other than the aforementioned white and blue floral dress and pale hydrangea gown, here are some of my other favorites from this collection. One a very edgy yet classy white dress with black floral appliqué that reminds me a bit of Dior but then we love to find his influence on any couture.

Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 And then of course there’s the finale bridal gown, but I’ve already shown that above, so here’s one more beauty – a rose-colored strapless layered gown:Ralph & Russo : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

And here are two more – both of which are very different. The first is this bustier dress with floral threadwork and matching gloves. Very 50s allure meets today’s taste. And the second is a feather mini-dress and it would be hard not to mention that. Very statement, this one’s a conversation starter. But then, so is the collection itself.

 




Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2016 Collection: Gallery

Wanna go backstage and see what happens behind the scenes at Ralph & Russo? Check out the Making of Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2016 Couture!

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Fashion Show Photo Credit: Richard Bord

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