“Obsession,” the Aleem Yusuf Spring/Summer 2020 collection, brought fine detail and fashionable flair to the Couture Paris Fashion Week runway this January season. Like most of the designer’s personally-influenced work, this season brings about a fashionable tribute to his home city of Melbourne, Australia. Combined with the classic French catwalk backdrop, the new offerings showcased sophisticated colors and exquisite attention to detail.
“Like a rose, ‘Obsession’ explores the layers of love, individuality and beauty as well as their transparent fragility,” the brand shared in a post-show press release. “‘Obsession’ seeks to explore the complexity of these layers. With further inspiration from the feminine form, ‘Obsession’ ultimately captures a woman’s innate sensual, delicate essence with layers of sheer contrasts revealing her inner strength and beauty.”
“‘Obsession’ also showcases the traditions of couture – the cut and drape of exquisite fabric, age-old techniques and attention to detail,” the designer added about the show. “Couture, like a rose, can be beautiful, fierce and fragile. It deserves our utmost respect.”
Each gown in the SS20 collection brings traditional elements – like florals, lace, and classic colors – to a modern client, who may be looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, sleek jumpsuit, or other iconic evening wear.