The Haute Couture Fashion Week ended with a bang in Paris last week. Revealing new takes on fashion, the bold styles are sure to become a trend in the fashion industry.
Paris once again churns out a plethora of creativity and style in the Fall/Winter Fashion Week show. As the world’s greatest city of fashion, it’s no surprise to see the carefully handcrafted creations draw in an array of attention from media and celebrities alike. Meg Ryan made a stunning entry to Schiaparelli’s Haute Couture show. Meanwhile, Karl Langerfeld arrived with actresses Kristen Stewart and Julianne Moore to see the show unfold.
“It’s this incredible ball of creativity.”
A little bit avant-garde and very much experimental, French designers are renowned for their original take on what’s currently in, in the season. According to Jim Moore, Creative Director of GQ, “French designers … are an incredibly eclectic mix of people. Paris is where the sky’s the limit. It’s this incredible ball of creativity.” Paris Fashion Week proved just that when the fall collections hit the runway.
As always, there were many highlights this season. Karl Lagerfeld displayed his haute fourrure – a brave collection of fur garments celebrating Langerfeld’s amazing 50 year collaboration with Italian house, Fendi. John Galliano made a comeback with his Maison Margiela couture collection, and what a show it was! Galliano went against the feminine tropes of haute couture, with male models in dresses and glittered coats. This displays how societal freedom is influencing the fashion industry, with a shift towards more androgynous catwalk styles.
Christian Dior’s capes and chainmail jewellery took inspiration from the Middle Ages, while Viktor and Rolf turned art into fashion with their models clad in gilded frames and canvases. Jean Paul Gaultier completed his designs with quirky hats that strayed from the previously popular floral headbands. Designers showed off everything from culturally-inspired garments to futuristic suits, reaffirming Paris Haute Couture as a trend-setting show of creativity.
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