Paris Haute Couture: Oscar Carvallo S/S 13
In a busy room at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, Oscar Carvallo’s show – to the tune of Florence and the Machine’s What the water gave me and each model making their way down the runway – it was clear that the designer had dived into the ocean for his inspiration for this couture collection.
Through Carvallo’s vision, he showed “the sensuality of the female fish”. Partly embroidered tulles created wave effects on the dresses. We saw an ocean of material, and got carried away by the currents of an insane and hypnotic ballet of silk fins. He mainly used trimmed fish-skin and made amazing lace fabric, inspired by pearls, starfish and corals.
We saw crosscut strips with the pieces of square metal and volumes of thicker clothed skirts. White seashells accessories were common for this theme. In the finale, Carvallo made the walk with a model that wore a breathtaking white dress featuring a glorious headpiece.
It’s very hard to say anything wrong about Haute Couture. Each piece has been lovingly handcrafted, and this show made a big impression on us.
Sabri Alper Yılmaz