A couture collection and royalty work harmoniously together. They’re expensive, extravagant and make you look like a million dollars. While some fashion labels achieve that through intricate cuts and lavish fabrics, others aim for rich colours.
Serbian label Morfium Couture has directed all elements of design towards achieving an imperial collection. Known to draw inspiration from visual art, theatre and mythology, this fashion house’s love affair with bronze and dusky gold has resurfaced in Solar Noon.
The mystical colours give the impression of every garment being sewn together from a mountain of precious stones – emerald green, amethyst, white pearls, black sapphire, red jasper, nothing has been left out. This gemstone-inspired palette is cleverly illustrated through luxurious fabrics like velvet, tulle and raw silk. It’s about the way the fabric flows on the body and makes it look worth gold.
All set against a raw and earthy background, the power of the silhouette is almost forgiven in these unusual circumstances. Bringing out the Goddess factor, model Dusica Savic does justice to the brocade cape, chiffon collar and frizzled crepe hat. Pleats, v-necklines and 70s-inspired bell sleeves hit dead-on the fall 2011 trend chart.
But this couture display seems less about the trends and more about how to make the Morfium woman feel exclusive and, even, worth more than a million dollars. Surely that’s a possibility!
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