Ralph & Russo // Haute Couture - Spring 2018
Although it is fairly obvious that Ralph & Russo collections have never been about thematic coherence, all of their pieces possess one quality in common, and that is glamour. The luster and shimmer of each piece is guaranteed to allure, and the variety of materials used is remarkable; from the feathers to the ribbons, and the crystals to the sequins. However, there is no major distinction between one piece and the other, albeit they all embody the true essence of the brand. Moreover, what I admire about this collection is the lack of inhibition in regards to color, whilst still maintaining a sense of elegance as the shades used are not garish. Nevertheless, we are yet to witness a groundbreaking collection from Ralph & Russo, as this one does not have the idiosyncrasy it needs to be distinguished from some of their previous work. Overall, the collection is undeniably ravishing, and the sophistication it radiates is dazzling.