As mentioned in yesterday's LBW post last week was Paris' Haute Couture Fashion week. We've decided to bring you much of of fashion week coverage (when we cannot attend) in round-up form this season, each picking our favourites and letting you know what inspired us, what we loved, what we didn't. SO here is the first round-up of the season.
It was a short week and not as ostentatious I've remembered from previous years, I always like to think of Haute Couture as super costumey, completely unwearable (unless your name is Miss Gaga) but phenomenal art just walking down the catwalk that excites and provokes, I know it's not the literal definition , but it's what I've come to expect and desire from couture. I want it to be completely unattainable. Does that make sense?
The only designer to do that for me this year was Givenchy, everything else, seemed well, wearable. That's not to say I would wear a lot of what Givenchy sent down the runway. The feathery capes, shorts and knee boots reminded me of what the current cream of the crop, style icon Parisian bloggers are wearing, and were most desirable. The 'lampshade' hats were fabulous, exactly what I look for in couture. I guess it's where I seek my avant garde thrills.
I was also a huge fan of Anne Valérie Hash, her collection was menswear inspired, cabaret spiked with a tiny shot of seventies disco. I loved the sequin jumpsuit with nautical splash… love. love. love.
Pictured Above (clockwise) Anne Valérie Hash, Givenchy, Anne Valérie Hash, Givenchy.
Scroll down to see what the rest of the Dedicated girls thought. ~ Kelsi x
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture is one of the most coveted go-to
events in the fashion industry and with good reason. With every season,
designers like Chanel and Christian Dior remind fashion followers why
they are given such notoriety and hype. Not surprisingly, this past
week proved to be no different. Each designer embraced a unique
point-of-view and expressed it beautifully (and of course,
dramatically) to the lucky guests.
The moment Valentino’s collection
hit the runway, one could not help but travel into another world where
everything is whimsical and bright, which I later discovered was
exactly the point of this Avatar-inspired collection. Christian Dior
made me seriously want to take up equestrian just so that I could ride
side-saddle in one of the beautiful looks. Alexis Mabille made me
journey back to my childhood with duo-tones—especially fell in love
with the black and white dress with sheer, slightly-puffed sleeves
(puffed sleeves were my thing for a time in the 90s). Jean Paul
Gaultier captured attention with dramatic hats and interesting details.
Yes Paris Fashion Week, you still have my heart!
(Left to Right:Valentino, Christian Dior, Alexis Mabille, Jean Paul Gaultier)
~ Sarah x
As expected, Paris Haute Couture was high on drama
– just as
couture should be done! Jean Paul Gaultier’s models looked like they
an avant-garde village in Mexico, bringing the Southwestern trend into
full gear! I loved the intricate headpieces and distressed denim, which
very in for Spring/Summer 2010.
Moving right along, the Armani Privé
full of elegant structured suits and minimal color – black and white
runway. Moon-shaped accents and bouffants added an eclectic touch to the
beautiful collection. As usual, Elie Saab debuted elaborate yet very
and feminine designs, focusing on pastel colors, floral detailing, and
embellishments. The models also wore thin braids in their hair, which I
predicted would make a comeback in my last Inspired post! Chanel
pastel trend with exquisitely tailored suits and big hairbows – Lady
style! Also in were iridescent tights and silver metallic accessories,
off the outfits with an icy sheen.
~ Bria x
Paris’ Couture fashion weeks are probably my favourite dates in the
fashion calendar and I was excited to see what the designers came up
with for the Spring/Summer ’10 season. As expected, my eyes were
instantly drawn to the Christian Dior collection. Galliano was a fine
choice for designer for this forever awe-inspiring label and he
continues to excel himself throughout his couture work.
had the feel of a particular type of upper class woman; a horse riding,
socialite who liked the odd cocktail party or two. Pale pastels, nudes
and blacks, ran alongside a palette of blood reds, royal blues and
purples to name but a few. Clean cut silhouettes, wed with yards of
swags, swathes and pleats. Intricately detailed pieces were just below
knee length, where as always, his more creatively cut pieces remained
floor length. The entire collection was reminiscent of my own
imagination; how I would have imagined woman of Oscar Wilde plays to
have been dressed. Extravagant, beautiful and very well put together.
Everything was thought about. Even the shoes were beautiful –
particularly the peep toed killer heels, with bow fastening at the
~ Carly x
All pictures from Style.com