Couture week in Paris has once again come and gone. Wondering what couture is? This is a post I wrote some time ago which explains the basics of the art. Haute couture is possibly my favourite aspect of fashion, so naturally, I had to write a review of the collections that stood out to me this season.
Valli seems to just get better and better at haute couture; this collection was true elegance.
Most opinions I saw on this collection were negative, which surprised me. Many found it too pretty and sugary-sweet. I can sort of see where they're coming from, but I nonetheless find this collection quite lovely if one looks past the pink runway.
Chanel (oh, Chanel!)
When I saw this collection, I genuinely became quite emotional. The lace, the silhouettes, the framing of the shoulders, the mysterious backdrop of the collection; it all fell together like a dark fairytale. What a genius Karl Lagerfeld is!
I love that Valentino seems to now be heading in a darker and more mature direction without sacrificing the girlish femininity they've established. I was very pleased to see the classic Valentino red appear several times.
Elie Saab is one of those brands which can always be trusted to be beautiful. In all honesty, I was a little bored by some of his other recent collections, but this collection was really dramatic and breathtaking.
All images are from style.com.