All images from Vogue.com. Ooooh couture week! Decadence and extravagance and luxury and impeccable tailoring cranked up a notch! Let’s dive right in to my favourite surprise of the bunch! I’ve never heard of the designer Bouchra Jarrar and I was delighted to see such a fresh, modern yet luxurious and classy collection with the fur collar and trim, bright pops of coloured leather and knits and the beautiful palette of rich tweedy/wooly fabrics! So beautiful, I can’t wait to see more from Bouchra Jarrar:Mmmm Dior! This collection makes me think of film noir/murder mystery – a fabulous and mysterious femme fatale who dresses quite impeccably, I’m loving the plaid and lace ballgown!Though I wasn’t a huge fan of Giambattista Valli’s SS2012 collection, I thought this couture collection was everything that I love about the designer – frothy, feminine, but still edgy and powerful! I’m loving the gathered shoulders and volume on the gowns! My absolute favourite would have to be the first dress – the light dotted white fabric cocktail dress with the gathered shoulder – sigh:More to come!