5PM, MONDAY 22nd JANUARY RALPH & RUSSO PREVIEWED THE SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION AT THEIR RUNWAY SHOW AT THE GRAND PALAIS, PARIS

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Ralph & Russo Spring/Summer 2018 couture is a continued celebration of the many facets of all women and the collection pays homage to the Eastern exploration of Creative Director, Tamara Ralph.

Resonant of traditional Asian decoration and punctuated by imperial red silk crêpe, acid green gazar and canary yellow silk satin; the collection is a spectrum of exoticism, with transparent illusion tulle suits, crystal
embroidered jacquard and draped kimono-style silhouettes edged in layers of decorative tassels.

Moulded white crêpe jasmine petals and powder blue organza chrysan­themums enhance delicately hand painted florals and songbirds, whilst tiers of devoré ostrich feathers and chiffon ruffles reflect the features of sacred eastern architecture.

Metallic crystal chainmail and silk lamé return in an underlying theme of reflection, not only of the creative mind and exploration, but of the importance of travel for today’s modern woman.

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