There are always two times in the year when we, lovers of the art of couture and fashion, await with deep excitement. We close our eyes and imagine how the beloved Charles Frederick Worth started all through the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture back in the XIX century… Then, mesdames et messieurs Lanvin, Vionnet, Chanel, Schiaparelli, Poiret, Fortuny, Dior and Balenciaga; they easily come to our minds (and hearts) as if we have lived with them during those days. Mmmmm…
Well, this past HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK FALL/WINTER 2015 in Paris (and this time Valentino in Rome) the high fashion maisons did not let us down, they never do.
In the name of tradition and the art of couture, here some of the most exquisite trends to let ourselves feel very inspired…
CELESTIAL MEDIEVAL PRINCESS
Flowy dresses with wonderful draping and celestial airs filled almost every runway. In a wide variety of hues, from pastels to black, this silhouette delighted every public, no matter how avant-garde they called themselves. It was just irresistible not to not desire them. (Images: Dior, Ralph & Russo and Valentino)
Extraordinary volume, beading, glittery, and lots of excess of detailing were accomplished with such great craftsmanship. The result was baroque royalties everywhere. Really perfect! (Images: Zuhair Murad, Giabattista Valli and Elie Saab)
Transparencies played with such sublime techniques and forms, and the use of spectacular lace, chiffon and tulle; gave the public a clear idea of what elegant, supreme sensuality is about… Vulgarity was of course out of the equation, so definitely it could not get any better. (Images: Zuhair Murad, Maison Margiela and Atelier Versace)
Dreamy feathers or fabrics that simulated them played an key note in the artistry accomplished in beautiful gowns and fashion pieces. Feathers placed as detailing or as protagonists certainly took many breaths ways. (Images: Armani Prive, Giambattista and Fendi Couture)
Playful but very sophisticated, ruffles were an important part of these magical days. Besides the craftsmanship involved in their execution, it is always the volume obtained through them that enchants us all over and over. (Images: Alexandre Vauthier, Atelier Versace and Stephane Rolland)
Blue was apparently the favorite color that stood out besides the beloved black & white. In every hue: dark, navy, tint, vibrant, baby or pastel blue, it became a constant. So lovely! (Images: Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Valentino)
God blessed these extraordinary maisons and all the people behind them that dedicate thousands of hours to keep HAUTE COUTURE still very alive!
LIFE IS A RUNWAY