Haute Couture Week Highlights July 2019
The start studded Haute Couture week has come to an end. On the runway of this season, we could see highly anticipated creations from prestigious fashion houses. From dreamy sparkly gowns to sophisticated tailored looks, take a look at the highlights of Haute Couture week this month.
Iris Van Herpen : Tech meets Couture
The Dutch fashion designer collaborated with American kinetic sculptor Anthony Howe for her latest couture collection. She is known for her unconventional designs and she mesmerized the audience with dresses that moved with the wind. “The collection is a hypnotic visualization of nature’s tapestry, the symbiotic cycles of our biosphere that interweave the air, land, and oceans. It also reflects the ongoing dissection of the rhythms of life and resonates with the fragility within these interwoven worlds.” – said Iris Van Herpen.
Schiaparelli : A Theatrical Experience
As the runway started , the artistic director started live sketching on a desk at the background of the show. The brand's new artistic director, Daniel Roseberry, presented us with a voluptuous collection that magnifies the bodies of all women. The collection featured 30 looks that had big striking colours with a surrealist approach.
Chanel : A Couture Debut
The Grand Palais transformed into a huge library for this show and a tribute to both Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel as they are true book lovers and book collectors. In this collection , we find the codes of Chanel, the tweed, the Camellias, mandarin collars, the flat loafers, the feathers, the evening gowns delicately pleated and carefully embroidered, the black and white match. Virginie Viard proved her artistic version by following the code of Coco Chanel and the modernity reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld.
Valentino : Embracing Diversity
For the fall collection of Valentino Haute Couture, once again the house presented their collection with a diverse cast of models. Pier Paolo Piccioli showed the world that Haute Couture is not only prestigious and rare but it can also send a message of inclusivity. “The only way to make couture alive today is to embrace different women’s identities and cultures,” said Piccioli. The crowd also witness a remarkable moment on the runway when Piccioli invited staff of the atelier on the runway to celebrate their hard work and extended his gratitude to them in the most touching way possible.
Fendi : 54 Years of Karl Lagerfeld
In the heart of Rome, the luxury house paid homage to the contribution of the late Karl Lagerfeld with 54 couture looks, each piece for every year that Karl has worked in Fendi. Every model had a 70s inspired hair and the collection consisted of light coats, romantic long dresses and tailored suits . Architecture references are seen in this collection such as mosaic prints and marble textures on the pieces.