Victorian Affair Evening Couture collection by Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever was showcased at the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris on 26 January 2017.
Victorian Affair is inspired by the Victorian era in England and by its parallel phase in France, La Belle Epoque. These periods were characterized by changes and innovations in various fields, such as the Industrial Revolution. The day to day atmosphere was recognized with optimism and national security. Galia Lahav’s collection reflects the Victorian era’s fashion, with a range of signature Victorian motifs dresses featuring also modern, innovative techniques, lines and figures to fit the contemporary fashion lover.
High collars, medallions, puffed sleeves, dramatic cuts, special adorned corsets, extremely long trains (1-3 feet!) and skirts rich in fabrics, mixture of laces, ornaments and careful details are a recurring theme that runs through the collection. The designers also gathered a few “tea gowns” inspired gowns which are sheer and transparent, and gowns which are solely dedicated to designer Jean-Marjane Lacroix, who challenged the Victorian style and changed the way we perceive femininity through clothes.
The colour palette is of deep colours such as black, shades of black, warm gold and bronze, hot red, various antique pinks and smokey purples, most of which are hand dyed to emphasize the depth of the century. Galia Lahav and Sharon Sever have integrated fabric dyeing techniques and implementation embossed silicone, using also antique, original embroidery from the 1890’s made by Lesage.
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