The spring 2016 Haute Couture shows have just ended in Paris it’s time for a quick recap from the best shows that most struck our attention.
Haute Couture may seem odd these days when fast fashion takes over our wardrobes. However it remains a significant way to get very distinctive garments; for those who can afford the exorbitant cost of having one of a kind that is. The creations were without a doubt an intense dialogue between the designer and the client, with pieces that have been created in long hours of hard and intriguing work. The dramatic feel that every garment had to offer is poetry for those in the fashion world.
The French Capital was full of A-listers like model Cara Delavigne and her adopted dog Leo at the Chanel show, editor and chief of Vogue Japan Anna Dello Russo, Lauren Santo Domingo, contributing editor at Vogue and the co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi, Sarah Harris UK Vogue‘s editor in chief and Miroslava Duma, a Russian writer and entrepreneur. Without forgetting of course the presence of the new generation models like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, who made spotlights glitter as they stepped into the runway strutting down the catwalk.
As expected, one the most beautiful and mesmerising shows to see was Chanel. The dreamy creations and venue were presented at the Grand Palais. Edwardian accents and the 1930’s inspirations were presented in the beautifully made gowns. A neat wooden doll house construction surrounded by a pristine lawn was the setting for Monsieur Lagarfeld’s collection that left the audience with a great “wow”.
Last Monday Giambatista Valli celebrated his 10th couture show. The extravagance of his collection, filled with opulent fabrics and delicate embellishments, is an example of the Italian designer’s constant desire to put together feminine and elegant collections with playful twists. Valli‘s outstanding outfits were his figure-ball gowns in soft and delicate colors, like smoky black, baby blue and soft cherry. The craftsmanship of the pleated tulle in the gowns was impressive to say the least.
The Parisian Haute Couture Fashion week is now over, but we can still feel the air filled with sophistication. On the positive side, we most certainly can’t wait for the upcoming ready-to-wear shows, and watching the streets filled with fashionistas as they flaunt their gowns and garments down the streets of “Old Pari”.
Written by Marilyn Rios