Paris Haute Couture changed it all in the 19th Century, with the brilliant Charles Frederick Worth who helped the métier become appreciated for its infinite value… Today it still does change everything; as it moves and charms spectators through the power of its spectacular craftsmanship, exquisiteness and genius results. All the extravaganza of the hand-made high-fashion brought every year in the January and July runway shows, inevitable becomes a superb source of inspiration for those who adore fashion, great style, good taste and everything that comes with it all.
Here some gorgeous inspirations to embrace…
MIX OF TEXTURES
An artistic mélange of fabrics and materials such as lace, tulle, silks, wool, leather, taffeta, jacquards, paillettes, 3D motifs… Skillfully mixed, resulted in extraordinary TEXTURE, a key protagonist of the Parisian couture collections. (Images: Giambattista Valli, Yanina Couture, Stephane Rolland, Jean Paul Gaultier)
XL touches, structure, ruffles, tiers, asymmetry, construction & deconstruction were just a few of the laboriously techniques used to accomplish fantastic EXTRAVAGANT VOLUME. (Images: Zuhair Murad, Viktor & Rolf, Ralph & Russo, Alexis Mabille)
PRINCESSES FROM ANOTHER GALAXY
Star Wars has always touched our hearts; and so has magnificently touched fashion over and over. The Spring-Summer Couture collections became a testimony of this obsession we cannot and do not want to let go. PRINCESSES FROM ANOTHER GALAXY, most of them caped, seemed to flow through most of the runways. Simple spectacular! (Images: Chanel, Maison Martin Margiela, Rami Al Ali, Valentino)
ALL-WHITE IT IS
ALL-WHITE gorgeous dresses, suits and magnificent ensembles had their glorious moments in the Parisian shows. From classy to daring, modern designs, ALL-WHITE IT IS! (Images: Guo Pei, George Chakra, Dior, Alexis Mabille)
Beautiful designs that recalled our most beloved performing arts such as the theater, the opera, ballets… Had their big moment; reminding us that creativity and lots of drama, of course; cannot be left aside when it comes to spectacular fashion and style. (Images: Frank Sorbier, Ulyana Sergeenko, Schiaparelli, Yanina Couture)
Delicate boho airs, loose silhouettes, gorgeous draping and dreamy detailing invited the observers to become part of a one-of-a-kind GIPSY ROYALTY in French territory. Superb beading, embellishments and organic motifs were among the most breathtaking gifts for the eyes! (Images: Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab, Chanel)
LIFE IS A RUNWAY!