"One often finds oneself searching for meaning at the Parisian haute couture shows. Not meaning in the clothes – they’re loaded heavy with themes. Haute couture is rarely subtle. It’s quite often camp – as Susan Sontag said: “Camp is the spirit of extravagance. Camp is a woman walking around in a dress made of three million feathers.” That’s a thrice-daily occurrence at couture."

For all those who have asked, here are my thoughts on the winter 2013 couture season, via The Independent

"To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail."

Giorgio Armani

Kinga backstage at Armani Privé, winter 2012

Kinga backstage at Armani Privé, winter 2012

Armani Privé, spring 2012

Armani Privé, spring 2012

Spring 2012 Armani lime line-up. You’re lucky you’re Privé to it.

Spring 2012 Armani lime line-up. You’re lucky you’re Privé to it.

Beaded veils at Armani Privé for last winter.

Beaded veils at Armani Privé for last winter.

Armani Privé, autumn/winter 2012

Armani Privé, autumn/winter 2012

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

Visual response for Giorgio Armani SS 2013.
(Photo: ‘Water sculptures’ by Shinichi Maruyama)

Visual response for Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

(Photo: ‘Water sculptures’ by Shinichi Maruyama)

iVisual response for Giorgio Armani SS 2013.
(Photo: ‘The milky way’, installation by Bjorn Dahlem)

iVisual response for Giorgio Armani SS 2013.

(Photo: ‘The milky way’, installation by Bjorn Dahlem)