Rarely does one wake and think “I think I’m going to wear that absolutely stunning couture gown to work today.” It’s not that we haven’t dreamt of the day when we will finally parade around town in corsets and capes, adorned in fine jewels, teetering atop seven inch stilettos, but let’s be honest – it simply isn’t practical. Luckily, practicality isn’t the point of couture. Twice a year, the haute couture collections allow select designers a platform to simply inspire. The designs are elaborate, exciting, often unconventional works of art that push the envelope of what is currently acceptable, both on and off the runway. The autumn 2012 haute couture additions were no exception, exploring a variety of trends – some feminine, some masculine – but one of which was notably and distinctively primal.
From feathers to fur to actual insects, animal-inspired details could be found tucked into a majority of this season’s haute couture collections.
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by Quinn Melia Craig via Fashionising.com