Georges Chakra Spring-Summer 2019 Collection
January 22, 2019
This season, Georges Chakra celebrates the female form. Passionate about fashion and a certain idea of elegance, his inspiration comes from traditional notions of Couture savoir-faire which he subverts with his own unique techniques to create dresses which are modern and poetic, sheathing the body with aerial lightness.
Torsos are molded in cage-like bustiers with Fortuny pleated effects but topping full skirts in sheer silk chiffon that show the legs. Architectural lines are emphasized with scissor-sharp, silhouette-shaping cuts, delicately suggesting the body behind subtly embroidered tulle.
The Bow is this collection’s leitmotif: the ultimate detail of femininity and emblematic of Couture. Oversized and dramatic on a shoulder or waist, or delicate along the length of a shoulder strap, they add a touch of playful, seductive glamour.
Graphic white and dusty pastels are enlivened with an occasional vivid hue: sunflower yellow, acid orange or silver. Adding additional glimmer to satins, guipure lace and tweed are diamante and pearl embroideries, raphia and plastic fringes sharp as shark teeth, and silver leather scales -- surprising details emblematic of Georges Chakra’s preoccupation with creating contemporary Couture.
Romanticism meets modernity with dresses in floral-printed organza and hand-painted gazar as charming as an English garden.
The bride is accompanied by a cortège of ravishing sprites, all dressed in sequined and embroidered mini-dresses shimmering under sheer, finely-pleated and ruffled tulle over-dresses.