A Journey through colors and ART NOUVEAU notes
In the world of arts, waves of artists have celebrated women with emblematic works. Among them, Romain de Tirtoff, known as Erté, has revolutionized the way of illustrating female silhouettes by combining the 1920s’decorative and peppy style with Art Nouveau more classic lines.
Those years’ artistic influences have inspired Ralph & Russo’s Fall 2019 couture lineup. The fashion show was staged right outside the British embassy in Paris, where a 90-meter runway was set up, alongside seats for fashion professionals and guests, including actress Marisa Tomei.
Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s creative duo opened the show on a series of total white and ivory looks, embellished with cascades of pearls, fringes, crystals and ostrich feathers. Neuter nuances gradually faded into delicate sherbet, mint green, aquamarine and pink hues, then turned to bold, lavish tones like red, fuchsia and black, with golden sprinkles.
A chromatic waltz that also bears the signs of other influences from the fashion world: Chanel, Dior, and Paco Rabanne. Yet, the real leitmotif of the whole range is its premium crafting quality, an aspect that the label is not willing to forsake.
Neither are Ralph & Russo’s customers, counting more and more millennials and all enthusiasts of the brand’s signature style, where couture blends with daywear.
The runway featured countless examples, such as peplum dresses matched with flats.