AZZI & OSTA Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019-2020 “Thru the Lens”. RUNWAY MAGAZINE ® Collections. RUNWAY NOW / RUNWAY NEW
In their third season showing at Paris Haute Couture, AZZI & OSTA presents a collection that traverses between vintage allure and modern glamour, paying tribute to the golden age of couture of the 1950s.
The history of haute couture is intrinsically linked with the history of photography, and it is the work of Irving Penn that provided the inspiration for the AZZI & OSTA Autumn- Winter 2019 Haute Couture Fall Winter 2019-2020 collection.
AZZI & OSTA’s signature sculpted silhouettes feature concave waistlines elegantly manipulated in noble Silk Moiré and Double Satin Duchesse, reminiscent of the structured couture fabrics of the 50s juxtaposed with exquisite “point d’esprit”, tulle and lace craftsmanship that capture a lightness of motion. Imitating the romanticism of Penn’s still life images, the palette for this collection is inspired by delicious floral notes; Rose pink, deep Orchid, crimson red, Gardenia, Pastel Lavender, grey Lilac and green Lily with the mesmerizing Tulip Sorbet featuring as the embroidery motif.
Feminine sculpted gowns, sweeping gowns of exaggerated proportions and intricate tulle embroidered vintage style jackets, contrast with a more masculine-coded silhouettes featuring contemporary tailored pant suits, a nod to Marlene Deitrich, in luminous bi-colored silks and lace with tuxedo detailing.
“We are honouring the golden age, where timeless silhouettes were invented and became forever engraved in history. Through the lens of Irving Penn, the very essence of couture as we perceive it, is omnipresent, highly orchestrated yet effortless. These are the aesthetics we value the most and always strive to reimagine,” – said George Azzi & Assaad Osta.
Photo : Francois Durand @Getty