INSPIRATION: "An American in Paris", with nods to Anjelica Huston and Nan Kempner.
TOP LOOKS: The inspiration translated into a collection that harked back to that early 1970s style that borrowed from the 1930s. Think Ossie Clarke style bias-cut crepe dresses with covered buttons, and high-neck backless gowns in chocolate, watermelon, toffee and teal. Paisley was the big print story; used on flowing chiffon evening gowns to great retro effect. The 70s mood continued with high-waist, wide-legged trousers, A-line skirts and wrap and shirt dresses falling to midi lengths.
ACCESSORIES: Super high platform tassled stilettos (a couple of the models struggled to keep their balance) and tassled rope leather belts that wound around to cinch the silhouette.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: This was the couturier's second ready-to-wear show, and while his first foray was a little rocky, Mabille found his footing this time around. This was a collection brimming with retro Parisian chic and sophistication.