Haute Couture Autumn winter 06 07

by Timothy Hagy
Photos by Marie-Béatrice Seillant

PARIS, July 5, 2006 - Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista sent out a collection of couture Wednesday at noon aimed at the woman who winters somewhere south of the border. Perhaps he had Brazil or Argentina in mind when he twisted and pleated light strips of chiffon and colored them white and crimson. One dress had been molded of thin strips of plastic, and another steel-colored creation was presented hood up - a profile that resembled a knight’s helmet. The show closed with a series of dresses overlaid with vertebrae-like appliqué that could have been derived from the fossils of prehistoric dinosaurs.

Baptista's work was both fresh and creative - summer like at heart, it was light as a feather.
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