Friday, 22 July 2016

Haute! How Beautiful...

Gorgeous dresses, like pieces of art. Beautiful hair and striking makeup, like something out of a fairytale, so ethereal...What else can I be talking about, other than Haute Couture? The magnificent attention to detail. The amount of work that each garment entails. The amazing tailoring. I cannot help, but be totally mesmerised. From the striking silhouettes at Versace to the pure opulence at Fendi...take a look...

WARNING: This post is long, but I couldn't imagine leaving anyone out! 


Versace

Floor sweeping gowns, asymmetrical necklines and draping...Lots of draping. Blush, lavender, red and black dominated the runway. 

Zuhair Murad

Delicate dresses crafted in velvet, tulle and chiffon. Embellished with jewels and embroidered to perfection...Elegant, yet modern...


Viktor&Rolf

Rags to riches...Swathes of tulle and jackets woven from leftover (yes, you read right! they used bits of fabric leftover from their previous collections!) pieces of fabric. A little bit of their past shows were on display in each outfit. 


Fendi

Legends and Fairytales...That is what Karl Lagerfeld called this show. Flowers cut from mink, adorned lace dresses, hand-cut leather lace and delicate tuille. As dusk fell, the Trevi fountain came to life and the models slinked across a see-through runway...Magical, no?


Valentino

This show was Elizabethan in theme. Ruffled necklines, long capes and a touch of sparkle. Almost poetic... 


Jean Paul Gaultier 

A collection crafted in shades of the forest...Moss green, brown and touches of orange. How gorgeous is the 'faux bois' fabric?


Elie Saab

Elie Saab, the King of Embellishment...Like all of his other collections, this show featured beautiful beadwork and embroidery. He also debuted some dresses for little girls, each one just as elaborate as the women's collection. Oh, to be little again...


Alexandre Vauthier

Camo and crystals...Now this is 'Military Chic'...


J.Mendel

Gilles Mendel's first couture collection...The collection featured fur that was misted with gold, mink embroidery and beautiful beadwork. A striking collection, indeed.


Giles Deacon

Voluminous gowns in a selection of different fabrics. Each dress made a huge statement...


Armani Prive

Exquisite tailoring-as always! I love the black velvet harem pants featured. The subtle colour palette was beautiful and chic, as well.


Alexis Mabille

I've always adored his tailoring, and this collection was no exception. The designer featured a selection of streamlined evening wear as well as ballgowns. 


Guo Pei

Metallic textiles, fringing and gold. The attention to detail was phenomenal.


Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld transported his whole atelier to the Grand Palais, where his staff continued to cut, sew and embroider. The models displayed stunning outfits ranging from classic Chanel tweed suits to some more frilly garments...


Giambattista Valli

Pretty floral prints and elaborate trains. The collection also included beautiful coats and capes. I particularly like this cerise coat...



Christian Dior

The designers chose a monochrome palette. There was very little frills and fuss and this resulted in a very wearable collection...


And finally, my favourite, 


Alberta Feretti Limited Edition

Always stunning...Although not strictly couture, this collection was amazing! Think, beaded fringing, crystals, metal embroidery and 3D fabric reliefs...