This years Haute Couture shows were stunning, so I thought I would write a little review and show you guys photos of the ones that I liked the most. Schiaparelli, Giambattista Valli, Dior and Francesco Sconamiglio were probably my favourites but to be completely honest I was swooning over all of them!
Paris Haute Couture began with a gorgeous show from Schiaparelli. Symbols that have been associated with the brand for years like the hearts, the hands, the padlocks and many more were combined with a more Asian theme that gave a bit of a quirky twist to the otherwise refined Couture collections.
This show was one of my favourites because the cuts were amazing, along with prints in bold colours that were made into more of a statement with the use of white and metallics to make it stand out even more. The house had a lot of fun creating a vibrant collection and I really enjoyed the show.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut for Dior Haute Couture was fantastic. The scene was set as a garden party with theme matching headdresses and gowns that I was swooning over. The show was romantic and ethereal but also a bit dark at the same time. There was a major contrast by mixing harsh colours like black with light feminine tones of pinks and neutrals, somehow Chiuri made it work together in harmony effortlessly.
Chiuri managed to keep the idea of dreaming but at the same time she played with the concept of couture being somewhat wearable and accessible, a sort of reality vs accessibility. All I wanted to do after was twirl around in all these gorgeously cut princess dresses. They are all literally THE DREAM!!!
If I was to dream of princess dresses the number one brand that would come to my mind would be Giambattista Vali’s haute couture dresses. The show depicted just that. It was set in a gorgeous grand suite at the French National Archives where the most stunning pieces were shown. He went back to using elegant and timeless silhouettes in pastel tones with a lot of tulle, with this he managed to keep the collection modern by adding some crystal embellishments or silver.
The show was filled with sexy short dresses with ruffled trains, but the real statements were the ball gowns. They were jaw dropping. They came in hues of summery colours like yellow, pink and floral prints. The entire collection was beyond, I loved it.
I think this was my favourite show, I loved every piece in it. It started of with these amazing leather skirts adorned with little blush pink flowers, paired with jackets and tops filled with eye catching embellishments. It then flowed into outfits that would be ideal for special occasions, using the base colors of white or black and some silver metallic embellishments on every piece. The gowns were incredibly sexy with the white lace (pictured below) being my favourite. The collection was classic, yet sexy and edgy at the same time. Love love love love!
What was your favourite show?