Highlights From Haute Couture Fashion Week Paris
This week, we saw some of fashions most recognised faces partner with some of the most recognisable brands to walk the catwalks of Paris for Couture Fashion Week. From Eiffel tower replicas to Celine Dion dancing in the front row, here’s our round up of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris.
Combining gothic colours and over sized prints, the Armani Prive showcased trousers and capes alongside full-length column gowns. Small, beanie-style berets with discreet, black veils finished off the evening looks.
Being the 70th anniversary of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri designed a collection which paid respect to Christian Dior himself. Featuring the Frenchman’s archival silhouette – small bodies paired with voluminous skirts floated down the runway.
For us, the Chanel couture show was the standout collection of Couture week. The set was inspired by the iconic fashion house's home-base: Paris. Models walked underneath a giant Eiffel Tower replica that was created to overarch the runway. The first 25 looks were all variations of grey, later leading to head-to-toe black ensembles and a ethereal Chanel bride in all-white for the finale. Every model's look featured an over-the-top rainbow eyeshadow which was a bright and welcome contrast to the dark-hued collection.
Garnering plenty of press attention with the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner donning the collection, the Miu Miu show took place in the Automobile Club. With an increase in street-focused clothing, jumpsuits, orange knitwear and bumbags were the talk of the collection.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy made their first appurtenance at Paris Couture week in style. Presenting their spring 2018 Rodarte collection, the show, a floral, gauzy affair, took place in Paris’s Cloître Port Royal gardens.
Everything from Celine Dion dancing on the front row to the mosaic floors at the Petit Palais, the Giambattisra Valli show was a love affair and definitely did not disappoint. Think oversized ballet-style gowns, silk chiffon dresses, Dovima-esque powder puff skirts and themes heavy on spring, sunshine and flowers.
Inspired by Studio 54, Vauthier’s show was a lesson in millennial charm. From polonecks to chainmail-effect wrap dresses, the show was presented under peculiar lighting effects.
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s designs for Valentino featured hooded capes, robes and gowns which were both modest and feminine – with hues of pink, lilac and cream – and almost spiritual in their silhouette.