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The entire fashion system would not be complete without the amazing world-class couturiers in it. Couture is the life blood of high fashion. Couture dresses makes the fashion industry interestingly glamorous. Sculptured dresses, meticulous silhouettes and exquisite craftsmanship dominated the fashion scene in the past, in the present and most definitely in the future. In this generation of basics and streets, couture brings us to a whole new level of fabulous and allurement. Seeing elegance in runways and in luxury boutiques leave all fashion followers wanting more.

In terms of high fashion couture, one of the best maisons in the entire industry is Alaïa. This is the label that every one bows down to because of the house’s keenness on breath-taking designs and details plus its supremacy in terms of execution. Alaïa is very prominent in today’s fashion scene and its name is creating a hype beyond boundaries because of their greatness in their craft. If you have your eyes and ears on high fashion, you must know about the next level glam that Alaïa is setting out there. If you are really into fashion, you cannot resist being in awe with each of Alaïa’s pieces.

Who is the Man Behind the Amazing Alaïa?

Alaïa is a brand that was founded by a Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa took the fashion industry by storm in the 1980s with his amazing couture creations and shoe designs. This high profile designer was raised by a middle-status family. His parents raised their kids with their small family business of wheat farming. Ever since his young years, he already has an eye on glam fashion. A friend of his mom was very fond of him and his fascination on fashion. His mom’s friend regularly gives him copies of high fashion magazines such as Vogue which introduced him to clothing proportions, volume and sculptures. Because of his solid interest in fashion, he managed to get himself in a prestigious arts school in Tunis. There he studied sculpture and the beauty of human form. He sustained his studies through working as a dressmaker in a local store. One thing is for sure, he really is determined to pursue his calling for fashion and all of his sacrifices paid off since then.

Azzedine Alaïa moved to Paris right after he finished his studies. He also had his years of humble beginnings but his talent was already very evident since then. His future in fashion was very predictable. He worked with globally renowned brands such as Christian Dior, Guy Laroche and Thierry Mugler. He gained years of experience and through time, his expertise and confidence built up. He wowed everyone with his very first collection in 1980. Since then, everyone in the fashion industry looks forward to each release of his collections. His success was very persistent as years went by. After 4 years of founding his very own label, he already garnered numerous noble awards such as the 1984’s Best Designer of the Year by the French Ministry of Culture during the Oscars de la Mode. In 1988, he opened his very first flagship boutiques in major cities in Paris. He was quite known back then as “The King of Cling” because of his very sensual, very sexy and very appealing style. The industry aggressively embraced Azzedine Alaïa’s identity and many fashion icons, world-class artists and big TV personalities have been and are still devoted to his craftsmanship.

The Death of Alaïa’s Founder

At the age of 77, Azzedine Alaïa died in Paris because of a heart failure. His death left many colleagues, acquaintances and fans mourning. Many were very worried with how his death will affect the continuity of the brand. But his death did not affect the Maison in any way because until now, Alaïa is still one of the most sought after brands. Women across the globe are still very in love with this luxury label’s outputs.

Alaïa after the Death of its King

“Azzedine Alaïa was a true visionary, and a remarkable man. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew and loved him, as well as by the women around the world who wore his clothes.” This statement by Vogue’s editor-in-chief says it all. His death was indeed mourned by the entire industry but it only made the brand bigger and stronger. Alaïa’s presence hasn’t been more felt especially in Britain. In fact there will be a major exhibition of the fashion house’s best pieces that will be displayed at the Design Museum. The brand’s founder gained countless devotees; from the models he treated his own children to the women around the world who couldn’t thank him enough for how he made them gorgeous. This 2018, the brand is going to continue what’s in the heart of its very own father which is giving all praise in human body. Azzedine Alaïa once said “For me, fashion is the body” and the maison is still going to live by it now and then.

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