Fashion: Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring 2015 Collection

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Naomi Campbell closing the show “dressed” as the bridal bouquet

We were so excited and blown away when we saw Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture Spring 2015 collection — unlike traditional couturiers who would close their show with a bridal look, Jean Paul Gaultier went all out and made the entire collection wedding-themed instead.

But if you were expecting things to be all sugar and spice, then you’re in for a surprise. As typical of Jean Paul Gaultier, the designer kept things edgy even as he embraced the wedding theme. Apart from beautifully pleated dresses shown in white, nude and black, the collection also featured masculine-inspired pieces including impeccably tailored suits and separates such as a crisp shirt paired with a ball gown skirt. Our favourite pieces in the collection were none other than the pieces that seamlessly incorporated tailored and pleated elements — kind of like Hyde and Jekyll — in the same piece. The contrast of styles, and in some pieces, colours, were more than enough to make each piece a standout on its own. Naomi Campbell “dressed” as a bridal bouquet (instead of the bride) at the end of the show also provided the best element of humour and surprise that let the show end on a high note.

We are betting it would be no time before Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashion-forward ideas are translated into ready-to-wear looks! For brides who are getting married this year, you heard it from us first. Check out the collection below!

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Jean Paul Gaultier had us at hello with this opening look that featured his model dramatically styled with curlers in her hair. Definitely a signature touch of humour from the designer.

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With all the talk about gender-neutral bridal wear, and remembering how Solanges Knowles kickstarted the trend when she sported a pantsuit for her wedding last year, we won’t be surprised if we see more brides taking up this idea moving ahead.

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One of our favourite pieces from the collection, the colour blocking and mixing of tailored and pleated elements are dramatic without being in your face.

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Here’s an idea for brides who are looking for short wedding dresses — we love the tulle overlay in this piece as it adds a touch of romance to your dress without making it hard to move around in.

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More pieces that feature a mix of different elements in one dress. We are loving how the pleats in the last piece remind us of the silhouette of a bridal bouquet.

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Bohemian brides listen up — here’s an updated look for you! We are loving the mix of the sheer lace shirt and the dramatic ball gown skirt. This look takes things up a notch in terms of formality while retaining the carefree air of a bohemian look.

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Another “Hyde and Jekyll” piece, this time done in a long dress. We have a soft spot for the beautifully layered tulle on the right side. Sexy but sharp.

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Pleats, pleats, pleats!

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Last but not least, something for the gothic brides out there. (Love!)

(All photos from Fashionista)

For photos of the entire collection, visit Fashionista.