Couture week ended last Thursday with the show of Fendi 90th anniversary, and the least we can say is that it was such a blast! Unfortunately I can not talk about each couture show since it would have been as long as a novel, so I decided to show you only my favorite looks, the ones that made me vibe with the sound of Art… I hope you’ll enjoy it!
A ton of different fabrics among which some luxurious ones such as fur, velvet or silk, but also more new ones like this colorful polystyrene fringes adorning a gorgeous, ultra-desirable dress. Flowers in all-over, shining suns, human faces and golden eyes, such are the poetic patterns that graced the silhouettes, paying tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli’s legendary 1938 collection « le Cirque« . Add to this the emblematic pink color of the Maison, and you obtain a perfect retour aux sources.
A mountain of tulle, puff light sleeves and bucolic flowers contributed to the romantic atmosphere of the show. An undeniable mastery and know-how reflected in each dress created by the the designer. A look marked by sophistication and feminity, as usual.
This F/W haute couture collection was once more magically poetic, as an ode to Italian feminity, both elegant and dramatic. A touch of wildness, a hint of the iconic red of the Maison, black and white everywhere, a lot of rich gilding and embroideries, and this season’s Valentino woman appears as a rider of modern times. Ab.so.lu.te.ly in LOVE!
Less is more… Though everyone had been a bit fed up with that idea -which had become rather mainstream- Dior couture has always been a supporter of that idea (and even the pioneer), defending it whatever it takes, and making it the paramount basis of each collection. This season, nothing really new, but a surprising simplicity, with black&white as a motto. Effortlessly chic.
- Jean Paul Gaultier
In the Wood for love: such is the name of one of Gaultier’s creations this season. If satin dresses and skinny jumpsuits were all patterned with wood, the designer’s punk culture was through a never-ending orange cardigan in mohair, or in the folds of a beautiful tartan skirt matched with a croco jacket. And because once is not custom, l’enfant terrible de la mode still won all the votes. (To see more about Jean Paul Gaultier, check this article)
The emerging and experimental brand created an event by presenting its S/S 2017 couture collection -which was by the way its first one- in the middle of the F/W couture week! In addition, the show took place at the first floor of the Galeries Lafayette, where models were plying between the world’s leading luxury brands… A largely assumed pellet for the French label, which has already marked the spirits with its provoking designs aimed to break traditional couture codes. From this collection, we’ll remind of the ultra-high over-the-knee boots flirting with the hips as true pants, without to forget the oversized fits which were omnipresent during the show.
- Maison Margiela
Always fun, creative and unusual, Margiela shows are among the most expected of the Couture Week. Crazy overlays, biker jackets wrapped around the arms to make sleeves, a wig made of pasta… The brand is still there to remind us that creativity has no limits.
- Viktor & Rolf
The two young designers bring season after season a new breath to the haute couture with their innovative fits and associations. Particularly interesting into the tulle this season, they brought a new life to the traditional material by exploring its numerous possibilities. Chapeau bas.
As you might already know, I am an unconditional fan of Fendi. So you imagine my excitement when I learned that the label had decided to present its 90th anniversary collection at the Fontana di Trevi, emblematic monument of the Italian capital city. The couture show, entitled « LEGENDS and FAIRY TALES » was as wonderful as usual, with obviously a huge range of beautiful fur coats and fur embroideries on the dresses. Doubtless the most enchantress collection ever presented by the Maison.
>And you, what were your favorite shows of this Couture week?
See you soon!