Lebanese designer Georges Chakra drew inspiration from filmmaker Jean Cocteau, film and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn and the eventful 1950s for his fall-winter 2015-2016 collection. Chakra showcased his latest creations during the Paris Fashion Week earlier this month at the Palais de Tokyo. Inspired by Cocteau, the collection draws a fine line between floral poetry and edgy strength.
This winter, Chakra celebrated a new muse, who very much resembles British actor Audrey Hepburn. Like Hepburn, Chakra’s muse is angelic and passionate, and at the same time she is in touch with her femininity and sensitive to art and beauty.
Alongside regal updos, Chakra’s silhouettes flirt with the ’50s era, graceful and feminine, yet radiate a certain authority.
The wardrobe is elegance at its finest with a mixture of short, midi and long dresses, marked waists and thigh-high slit evening dresses with trains. Luxurious patterns, geometrical sequins, painted fabrics, laminated fringes and velvet are paired with a single glistening ear piece and long leather gloves for a contrast of modernity and refinement.
The color palette is powerful and aristocratic: royal blue, carmine red, garnet, green, fuchsia and violet sometimes mixed with orange, along with the eternal black and white, and some metallic hues.
“While black and white launched the show a la ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ colors very quickly swooped in. Raspberry satin, midnight-blue sequins and flamenco red all made their entrance – and exit before leaving the stage to the none-colors once more,” fashion critic Leonore Dicker wrote in azyaamode.com.
Mixing soft romanticism and royal modernity, the bride closes the show in a white-lace gown and long train hand studded with crystals and florals.
A large crowd of fashion lovers, press and VIPs, such as the American actor Meg Ryan, the Czech model and TV presenter Petra Nemcova, the famous designer Chantale Thomas as well as the French actor Emmanuelle Boidron gave the designer a well-deserved standing ovation at the end of his show.
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