Couture Paris Fashion Week has come to an end and has given to the fashion industry a dose of romantic touch and classy creations.
Text: Iria Katritsi
Couture is about all time classic situations and luxury. It takes you to fairytales you have never been, viewing the art of high craftsmanship and unique beauty. Many, but not everyone, managed to adjust these elements, which are the main qualities in couture, to their shows. In addition, couture is about poetry and never ending dreaming. Many fashion houses presented collections that looked more like ready-to-wear than haute couture. But fortunately there are the shows below to remind us how the real couture art functions in the fashion world.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created a collection of divine gowns making us dreaming of fabulous women wearing these creations and having fabulous lifestyles. The grecian chic influence is obvious in many of the art pieces of the collection. We are talking about velvet, embellished organza and tulle plisse. Yes please!
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier dedicated his show to the memory of ”the most beautiful platinum angel I ever met”, Edwige Belmore. Gaultier recreated La Palace in a theater with the soundtrack of David Bowie & Grace Jones. The collection was about velvet jackets, disco striped pyjama style, belly-boy hats, sheer tops, black leather one shouldered dresses with lace, theatrical outfits, red lips & gold leggings.
A collection stemmed from holidays in a fairy countryside. Edwardian-inspired crochet, lace in soft shades of mauve and pink, Victorian belts, flowers and more..
Karl Lagerfeld transformed Grand Palais to an eco-system. The show was all about the celebration of the nature and the dominant colour was beige. Karl proved once again that he know the way to create timeless fashion, that is for a lifetime in contrary to the fast moving fashion of modern days.
A collection full of flowers and so up to date. Valli’s show was so fresh and modern. The lines proved that we were watching the signature Valli show. Short dresses, strapless shapes, bands of jewelled flowers, characteristic hulking tulle dresses. It was a different view to classic couture shows.
First show after Raf Simon’s departure. The collection had a romantic yet cool touch. ”The show notes read that the <<Dior woman asserts herself by wearing clothes in a new way. It’s her attitude, her way of moving, her way of simply being.>>”
White suits, cropped jackets, short mini dresses compose Donatella’s point of view for the upcoming season which is reflected in a more edgy than feminine collection. Donatella said that she was thinking about women at their most focused and more dynamic and women that push themselves to the limit.
( Photos : vogue.co.uk )