Celia Kritharioti – couture ss17
By playing with one of Charles Baudelaire’s main titles (Les fleurs du mal), Greek designer Celia Kritharioti assured a great deal of attention to her SS17 couture collection. “Les fleurs du bien” was not only a rhetorical statement implying goodness in this world, it was a fancy sequence of beautifully hand crafted dresses and gowns that made the deliria of couture fans.
“Every single stitch of the dresses, declared Sotiria Stavropoulu, Ms. Kritharioti main stylist, was hand made. We’re talking of about 300 hours of work per dress. All these little details, once the piece finished, project a huge impact on people.” And that’s exactly what couture is all about, the capacity to create a world of fantasy, an idea of marvel in terms of clothes. The Mediterranean style prevailed in the collection, with open, light dresses defined by stones and embroidery, yet revealing sensuality and glamour.
Yes, we can assert that the catwalk in the Ritz was taken by some high, elegant human flowers gracefully walking, especially when color appeared in ball gowns which were majestic. But there was also a certain strength that only couture is able to deliver, a status deployed instantly by the mere fact of wearing such a creation, like the cocktail dresses with transparencies and adorned by stones. The flowers conceived by Celia Kritharioti had not only the impact of quality but also a good spell that conquered its audience in Paris.
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