Starting out with a breathtakingly stunning black full-length mesh column dress that was embellished with long sliver-like paillettes to create the effect of icicles or shards of glass, the Alexandre Vauthier Fall/Winter 2022 Haute Couture collection was a study in constrained proportions both in terms of silhouette & color palette. Black was the sole color for the first one-third of the show with striking metallic silver being the sole accent. The ensemble that ultimately will prove unforgettable in this segment was the Silver Lame maxi skirted, caped back high collar jacket ensemble whit matching boots & bags that may just go down as a favorite for all of haute couture week overall.
As the show progressed, the proportions took on greater volume, especially in the shoulders, which ended up in the realm of just this side of ridiculous. Vauthier showed he knows just when to stop in terms of extreme & thus saved the collection overall.
In the mid-section, Beige emerged as a transition to the Electric Blue tempered with Black that Mr. Vauthier brought in to conclude the season. Aside from one incredibly strange & in our opinion, off putting acid washed denim jacket & jean that looked like something one might find on the end of season rack at Top Shop or The Gap, the Fall/Winter 2022 Haute Couture collection for Alexandre Vauthier was everything the genre ought to represent. He pushed the envelope forward & demonstrated a depth of skill that once defined the artisans that ought to be de rigueur in the hallowed halls of the Haute Couture. He ought to be applauded & if he continues to deliver efforts like this, he ultimately will be by those who not only understand good fashion at this level, but support it with their orders. Bravo!
-R. Scott French
Designer Website: www.alexandrevauthier.com