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Couture Fall 2010 - Valentino and Elie Saab

By far my favourite collection this couture season is the Valentino collection.  The collection titled 'The dark side of first love' is amazing!  In a couture collection aimed at the 'Twilight generation' it contains that gorgeous feminine factor, including bows, baby doll, lace, cute skirts and dropped waist dresses.   However the collection evidently embraces the 'darker side,' through juxtaposition of the use of black.  A stand out and controversial piece is the dress with cage placed over it, symbolising a girl trapped by the dark side of love.
On the other side of the fashion world, Elie Saab dazzled his collection in signature Elie style.  His collection was glamorous, elegant and yet so powerful.  The collection resembled flames, fire and ash, with the use of gorgeous rich and warm colours embraced by lace, embellishments and silk tulle.