Autumn Winter 2019-2020

The history of Haute Couture is intrinsically linked with the history of photography, and it is the work of Irving Penn that provided the inspiration for the AZZI & OSTA Autumn Winter 2019 Haute Couture collection.

Renown for eternalizing his subjects, for captivating impactful images where the silhouette is captured as a form of art, Penn’s studio presented the backdrop for his creative mastery. It was the home of the artist’s true spirit and, it is this very dimension that inspired the creative directors to set the stage for Through the Lens. The photographer’s studio is where the storytelling began, with guests transported back in time for a moment, as observers of a 1950s photographer’s studio.

Rouge à lèvre

Imitating the romanticism of Penn’s still life images, the palette for this collection is inspired by delicious floral notes; Rose pink, deep Orchid, crimson red, Gardenia, Pastel Lavender, grey Lilac and green Lily with the mesmerizing Tulip Sorbet featuring as the embroidery motif.

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Rose Bud

Intricate embroidered vintage lace jacket with subtle organza and pearl inserts.

Rouge à lèvre

Imitating the romanticism of Penn’s still life images, the palette for this collection is inspired by delicious floral notes; Rose pink, deep Orchid, crimson red, Gardenia, Pastel Lavender, grey Lilac and green Lily with the mesmerizing Tulip Sorbet featuring as the embroidery motif.

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Rose Bud

Intricate embroidered vintage lace jacket with subtle organza and pearl inserts.

Manhattan

Contemporary tailored pant suits, a nod to Marlene Deitrich, in luminous bi-colored silks and lace with tuxedo detailing

Oyster

A breathtaking re-creation of Penn’s famous “Aphrodisiacs” image, crafted from exaggerated layers of tulle and Chantilly lace, adorned with hand-worked with silk Gazar, thread embroidery and dentelle de Lyon. The back of the dress features an intricately detailed faux bow-tie, in the form of the $100 note featured in the photograph. This one dress alone required a team of six expert embroiderers and four hundred hours of work to bring it to life.