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Paris is the home of the haute Couture clothing industry. This term is French for ‘high dressmaking’ and it refers to the art of creating one-of-a-kind outfits, with only the finest of materials. The haute couture tradition is actually governed by law, so only certain fashion houses are allowed to make these clothes and even then, they have to work to strict conditions. Here at LUXE Models we always look forward to Couture Fashion Week!
The design houses allowed to make haute couture clothing include Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier. These luxury brands debut their latest haute couture creations in Paris twice a year, in January and July. This week has seen the Spring Couture Fashion Week 2017 taking place – LUXE Models pick out our favourite shows so far.
Casting Dior’s spell
The anticipation for Dior’s Paris Couture Fashion Week show was high. Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri must have spent a lot of time reading Brother’s Grimm stories lately, as its couture line was clearly inspired by fairy tales. The models wore bird-inspired masks, long hooded floaty capes, feather tiaras, butterfly chokers, poppy-adorned dresses and more. They walked through a maze built around a tree, which was draped in charms and fairy lights, making the whole thing feel like A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Over the past few years, Schiaparelli has gone to amazing efforts to make itself relevant again. This was really obvious in Paris, where Schiaparelli debuted its new Asian-inspired collection. It featured everything from silk Japanese kimonos to Chinese hanfus. Schiaparelli also featured various nods to its own past in its latest couture collection. For example, the brand revisited the iconic “lobster dress” Schiaparelli’s founder created with Salvador Dali, updating this classic piece for 2017!
Victor & Rolf repairing dreams
Victor & Rolf’s latest couture collection is called Boulevard of Broken Dreams. According to Vogue, Victor & Rolf based this line around the idea of upcycling, by taking bits from different clothes to create a new outfit. We saw several outfits at the brand’s Paris show, for instance, which featured a recycled coral pocket from an old Courrèges party dress dating back to the 40s, creating really eccentric looks.
Rebelling with Vetements
Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia is the fashion industry darling of the moment. His work for Balenciaga was even recognised at the 2016 Fashion Awards. Demna’s label Vetements is known for being rebellious. At its Paris Couture display, Vetements broke all the rules by having a homeless man as its star. This “vagabond” rocked a coat fastened with a tie, a sleeping bag bearing the Vetements logo and a raggy-necked blue pullover emblazoned with the EU flag, sending a very defiant message.
The Chanel show is a highlight of Couture Fashion Week and they really brought its a-game this time around. Chanel really broke the mould, by rolling out a new silhouette for couture clothing, complete with egg-shaped dresses and padded out hips. The show was closed by Lilly-Rose Depp, who appeared arm in arm with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. Lilly’s dress was a stunning swan-like ballet-slipper pink, frothy organza affair, which made her look like a fairy-tale Princess!
Now Paris Couture Fashion Week Spring 2017 draws to a close, the ready-to-wear Fashion Month for Autumn/Winter 2017 will soon begin. Shows will be held in New York, London, Milan and Paris, as top design houses set the trends we’re all destined to follow in the second half of the year. LUXE Models can’t wait to see and share the highlights with you!
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