Azzedine Alaia Debuts Collection After Runway Hiatus

 

Photo: Alaia

So maybe that’s why he’s been so chatty! Azzedine Alaia unveiled his latest collection after eight years off the catwalk to a select few, including Kanye West and Naomi Campbell, on Thursday (July 7). Suzy Menkes of The International Herald Tribune says:

There were also some reworkings of Mr Alaïa’s signature short full skirt, freshened by pairing it with a white cotton shirt. But the collection was less about silhouette than about how much was packed between the tracery of lines: tufts like errant weeds on the woolen surface of a skirt; tiny craters woven into a coat at the hipline; textures that included dense curly fur or gleaming crocodile. At the end of the show came a latticework dress where suede, velvet and silken ribbons were fused artfully together.

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