The city itself is always a such good and bright idea in every moment of the year. During Haute Couture, Men’s fashion week and Ready To Wear fashion week, the Ville Lumière is at its maximum shine and the air if full of magic, luxury and trend.
Every corner screams glamour and been there is an energetic and inspiring experience as no other cities in the world are more Haute Couture than Paris.
For the Spring/Summer 2018, that has just come to an end, there was a riot of creativity and a desire to redefine the now obsolete concept of Haute Couture. The designers are trying to approach the high-end garments to a younger audience of millenials and so Haute Couture loose a little bit of its renowned exclusivity in favour of a more contemporary allure.
The real winner of the shows was Valentino, where PierPaolo Piccioli has presented a very-Valentino-Garavani collection. “ Haute Couture is special because is out of time” said Piccioli himself and his shows was a triumph of feathers, taffetas, headwears, high heels and a return to the origin of the brand.
His ex-partner Maria Grazia Chiuri at Christian Dior continues her path of rejuvenating the label. Strong game of black and white in a surrealistic mood that is the real master of the show. The designer took inspiration from Leonor Fini, an artist of the 900, and the austerity can be clearly seen through the male fabrics and the rigorous but feminine skirts.
Chanel and its romanticism and flowers take to another level. A deep touch of femininity with sorbet tones, tweed suits, soft feathers, crystals and tulip skirts. Lot of feathers, laces and a fairy-tale mood are the characters of Elie Saab show. Sparkling clothes, Art-Deco inspo and bows literally put you in a surreal dimension of glamour.
But is the Givenchy of Clare Waight Keller that left the people speechless. Under the moonlight, in a garden, the rays of the moon are catching the dresses. The strength of the black monastic shapes left the step to long dresses with colorful rouches. The debut of Clare at the head of the French maison is for sure a big thumb up in the meanwhile of the waiting of the RTW catwalk.
Can you feel too the change in the haute couture world?