Velvet Autumn Georges Chakra Fall-winter 2017-2018
Diala Aschkar, Art Director at Orient Palms, Paris, France

Velvet Autumn

Georges Chakra Fall-Winter 2017-2018

There is something both romantic and sophisticated in the mysterious woman of Georges Chakra’s Fall-Winter 2017/2018 Haute Couture collection. The colors are dark and deep, the lines either sharp and geometric or curved and voluptuous. Intricate folds, transparencies and glittery beads imbue the collection with luxury.

The use of velvet has a lot to do with the general sensualness: velvet is soft and warm, the perfect autumn fabric. It is a sumptuous fabric linked with nobility, thus the royal air of the outfits with velvet heavily cascading in theatrical grandeur, or erotically cut-out in boudoir fashion. Majestic also are the procession of muslin corseted dresses in ballerina 40’s cuts. And the main accessory is high refined couture boots that are elaborately seductive.

Probably the strongest look of the collection, this jewel-toned velvet dress is perfect for a red carpet appearance, portraying a woman sure of herself with a bold asymmetric top and high slit.

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The lush and warm burgundy velvet softens the sharp geometric lines of both dresses below. Velvet reminds of the 18th century dresses so it is quite original to pair it with these modern cuts.

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Sensuous velvet lines create an unusual and modern design that hugs the body.

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These boudoir dresses are elegant and sexy with ostrich feathers and leaves shapes cut-outs. The high black boots glimmer with beads.

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These black ballerina dresses remind us of the elegance of the 40’s.

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The Blue and Burgundy versions have the same general ballerina shape but with glittery corsets this time.

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A band of burgundy velvet entwines with a bois-de-rose wrapped corset in silk leaving the wide printed skirt flowing freely.

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This partly transparent dress is the image of autumn leaves blowing in an icy cold and “silvery” wind. A very fluid and artistic piece that stands out from the rest of the collection.

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The golden and modern beaded top below is paired with an exuberantly folded skirt. The high boots extend visually the skirt being in the same fabric and with the same delicately pasted golden leaves.

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This black dress has all the necessary elements to look spectacular: A one-shoulder top, shiny fabrics, a high slit and an oversized side-knot.

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The bride’s hooded short dress is refreshingly original. It has soft gauze flowers and is entirely dotted with beads and pearls looking like white confetti and rice or... like Winter snowflakes! Chakra chose well his bride’s look to close his collection, a mysterious sexy look with a corset, a hood and the eponymous high boots.

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