Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo are the creative soul of a brand, Ralph & Russian, which for years fascinates real lovers of true haute couture thanks their gowns that are real architectural jewels with stylistic soltion always innovative, avant-garde and original, but, at the same time, classy, romantich and very feminine. And above all, absolutely wearable.
It is in this perfect coexistence of these opposites and in this harmony of all these elements that is hidden the secret of success of this well known American brand that gives every collection dresses that are absolute masterpieces of high tailoring and craftsmanship.
Extraordinary embroidery highlight silhouettes characterized by new shapes that, though new and original, never appear extravagant, indeed, are immediately welcomed by press and customers with great enthusiasm.
Ralph & Russian like to surprise his audience and this haute couture fall/winter 2017-18 collection is no exception. The design is hyperbolic, it's like to stay on a seesaw because one second before it gift skinny elegant and rigorous suit with refined twisted jacket – very classy and with a vintage appeal– and just right after on the catwalk it appears sumptous evening dresses with wide skirt with cascades of ruffles or enriched by fur, feathers and fringes, especially if they are used on laminate fabrics in warm colors like gold or bronze shades.
The alternation between severity and romance frou frou tout court charms in its harmonic sequence. Ralph & Russian do not miss a shot from sumptuous capes to sensual dresses with V necklines with insert of organza with tattoo effect. It's always a surprise, oufit by outfit until the long-awaited bride who, as we have become accustomed by Ralph & Russo every time, it is luxurious and impressive in all its glory.
Mood: On the seesaw between severity and opulence
Lenght: at the knee for daily outfits and very long for the evening
Breadth: wrapped and tight for daily looks; comfy or hyper wide for evening gowns
Colors: White, black, gold, silver, bronze, pink, baby blue, lilac, aquamarine
Fabrics: crepe, tweed, satin, silk, mikado, wool, laminate fabric, fur, feathers, experimental fabrics