It’s that time of year again that allows your fashion mind to run completely wild, and let your theatrical side take-over; yes, it’s Couture Fashion Week! From Chanel and Elie Saab to Dior and Versace, the runways have been full of creativity, opulence and, in some cases, eccentricity!
Karl Lagerfeld looked to the future in this year’s fall Couture show, turning the Grand Palais into a post-apocalyptic setting. The models rose from a shimmering, futuristic backdrop, as if they were coming from ‘Chanel utopia’. The iridescence of the metallic thread and shimmering sequins juxtaposed with the disheveled setting beautifully. Lagerfeld played with proportion and geometric prints for one impressive collection.
The show was beautifully serene with an elegant colour scheme; the collection was aptly named Nude. With the occasional black ensemble, it acted as the accent in the, otherwise, neutral collection. Armani played with sheer fabrics, satin and lace to create stunningly wearable clothes.
We would expect nothing less than sexy and seductive from Versace, and the Couture show did not disappoint. With bejewelled, glittery and slashed fabrics, there was an edge of rock ‘n’ roll to the collection. The colour palette reflected winter dark nights with midnight blue, black, maroon and a splash of dark green.
Raf Simons presented a collection with a multicultural hint, featuring African beadwork and Japanese obi belts. With a sense of modernity, he presented a global inspiration, rich in ideas and intricacies, which challenge the viewer to observe the plethora of detail. With beautiful, creative splashes of colour and layering, this has to be our favourite Raf Simons collection to date.
We would expect nothing less than show-stopping, exquisite gowns from the Elie Saab collection, and this Fall, he did not disappoint. Sequins, crystals, shimmer and shine were all present in this year’s collection, yet the silhouettes were far more effortless and simple, allowing the beautiful embellishment to do the talking. The show was divided into colour chapters, featuring navy, green, red and dove grey.
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Until next time..