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:: Spotlight :: Didit Hediprasetyo Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Couture Collection

By: Carmine Pascuzzi

In his Fall-Winter 2015-2016 Couture Collection, Didit Hediprasetyo proposes an ode to strength that empowers the feminine soul.

As the world evolves, the woman embraces couture as her true self, cutting a vibrant figure. Gowns are the starting point of the season. Floor-length A-line skirts give a sense of stature and serenity, while mermaid silhouettes contour the beauty of feminine curves. Leather outlines long bustier dresses, highlighting their construction, making them an armor of beauty in which to face the world. Pleated silk jersey encases the bust, visually repurposing the versatility of motorcycle jackets, evoking the robotic lines of superheroes. A trench coat turns into a cropped bomber jacket, and a fluid leather bolero unfolds its wide lapels, bringing a sense of contemporary aplomb.

Pure lines are highlighted by color blocking, primal red playing with white and black. Hexagonal patterns, printed or assembled in silk and leather, are reminiscent of Art Deco tile patterns, a modern leaning towards strong, lean lines. Construction is key, creating a balance between body and garment. Corset boning, its fire shade peeking out from a white bodice, underlines the structure that signs the couturier's garments. Red becomes a vow of boldness, and the dynamic lifeline in the collection.

Philip Treacy masks complete these silhouettes for a touch of mystery. Leaving behind the visual imprint of a silhouette through its pattern of colors, the Winter 2015 collection highlights the essential quality of our time: courage. In the moment of truth, every woman reveals the heroine within.

Runway pictures can be viewed here