Haute couture inspires ready-to-wear in Paris

Paris, March 8 (IANS/EFE) Designers, including Venezuela's Oscar Carvallo, presented a wide range of garments, accessories and jewellery in the studios and boutiques of the French capital during Paris Fashion Week.

Carvallo, who has worked in Paris since 2003, designed a ready-to-wear collection inspired by haute couture.

The Venezuelan designer said his collection, which was presented to the public in late January, was inspired by the sea, "a daily reality".

Carvallo works out of a studio on upscale Faubourg Saint Honore street in Paris.

The marine-themed ready-to-wear collection features leather, silk and macrame in "black, gold, beige and gray", accompanied by jewellery that looks like small mussels, Carvallo said.

"We included leather vests in this collection," Carvallo told EFE during an interview in his studio.

The collection also includes big jackets decorated with marine plant patterns, the Venezuelan designer said.

Jeweler Goossens Paris, whose founder worked with Coco Chanel in the 1950s and seduced design houses like Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Gaultier with its art, presented its latest designs at its boutique on Georges V avenue.

--IANS/EFE

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