Last week saw the Spring/Summer haute couture shows in Paris. We have pulled together some of the best shows, showcasing garments that can only be described as luxurious, from the world’s most prestigious fashion houses.
Picture the ballerina on a music box brought to life and that’s the image of this ballet esq show. With flesh colored latex creations, including close fitting short dresses with flattering scarf point hems and built in bra-tops; built in pert polo shirts and drape front blazers; and ribbons, ruffles, swallows and butterflies handpainted on to resemble tattoos.
Continuing with a slight ballet feel, Valentino decorated their array of tulle skirts and tutus with embellished jungle scenes of lions, cheetahs, flowers and leopard print, and going off theme slightly, music scores. In contrast to these graphic gowns, other ensembles included, toned down maxi dresses in grey, tan and taupe.
Elie Saab’s sublime collection of floaty chiffon and full skirted evening gowns in cream, red, yellow, blue, grey and black hues oozed luxury. There were empire line dresses with sheer long sleeves, bustier gowns with voluminous skirts and Grecian pleated gowns.
A dazzling collection of blue and purple evening dresses, that could easily adorn any celeb gracing the red carpet, formed the basis of this luxe show. Voluminous and slinky dresses and skirts, in metallic finishes and subtle geometric and floral prints, with some neatly tailored pant suits thrown into the mix too.
A bright and bold vision of white, black, orange and yellow hues adorned the Stephane Rolland catwalk. We saw an array of jumpsuits and dresses with dramatic sculptured shoulders and peplum detail, ruffles, enveloping capes and blousy sleeves.
Dior presented a collection of dresses, jumpsuits and matching pants and top ensembles, with asymmetric hems, a-line cuts and heavily textured finishes, on an alluring palette of white, black and navy.
Chanel went back in time with a rather sporty disco feel. Teaming their serene and sporty footwear with cropped jackets and belled skirt combos, diva gowns and sheer t-shirt and bicycle short ensembles. Additional sporty touches included knee and elbow pads and bum-bags.
Grace Jones style plunging hoods recurred throughout this mesmerizing collection of slinky gowns, barely there corsets and neatly tailored pant suits, on a mostly neutral palette, with pops of bright blue, yellow, red and classic black hues thrown in.
I’m sure you’ll agree that haute couture week at Paris has certainly put us in the mood for the fast approaching ‘fashion month’. Next stop New York. We’ll see you there.
Images via The Telegraph.