Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Couture Catch-Up

From  Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior safari to Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel greenhouse in the Grand Palais, see the highlights from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week autumn/winter 2017.

The Flower Crown 2.0 at Rodarte

Once the domain of festival fields, the humble flower crown received a couture makeover at Rodarte. Hair stylist Oldie Gilbert called upon LA-based florist Joseph Free to aid his woodland nymph beauty look. The pair fixed garlands of Gypsophila into the models’ hair with gold bows and silk ribbons.

Dior Does Noah’s Ark

Guests at Dior took their front row seats next to giraffes, monkeys, tigers and elephants, as Maria Grazia Chiuri co-ordinated her very own wilderness. As well as the wooden animal sculptures, Italian artist Pietro Ruffo built a star-shaped amphitheater for models to walk around. Globetrotting genius.

Miu Miu Goes Hands-Free

Expect two-tone bum-bags to be sitting on editors' waists come Septembers shows, as well as the other standout pieces from the brand's Resort 2018 collection.

Peter Dundas Debuts Eponymous Line

“18th Century meets the Seventies” was the mood of Peter Dundas’s Resort 2018 collection, Dundas. Natasha Poly, Lily Donaldson and Georgia May Jagger completed a stellar line-up of models wearing his debut line, which will be available from Moda Operandi from July 7th.

Atelier Versace’s Armour

Gone are the days when the Atelier Versace show was staged with a hub of celebrities on and off the runway. The highlights of the private presentation were a gilded jumpsuit that looked as if armour had been poured on to the body, and a dress complete with a 3D-printed necklace of snakes.

Americans In Paris: Proenza Schouler's Hyper-French Collection

Proenza Schouler debuted in the French capital – and nothing was lost in translation. Paris craft informed Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, as the design duo solicited the skills of French specialist ateliers to embolden the spring/summer 2018 collection.

Giambattista Valli Does Fairytale Dressing

He's known for his frothy, tumbling tulle gowns and Giambattista Valli's Couture autumn/winter 2017 collection didn't disappoint. A diverse offering of balletic confections and draped chiffon dresses.

Are Feathers The New "It" Embellishment?

Ralph & Russo's Couture offering chimed with the current red carpet trend for feather-embellishment. Prepare for a plucky awards season come winter.

The Beret Makes A Comeback

Winnie Harlow, Clémence Poésy and Lou Lesage have been taking style cues from Maria Grazia Chiuri, who hailed the comeback of the beret in Dior's autumn/winter 2017 collection.

Dior's Party of Dreams

Dior feted the brand's Designer Of Dreams exhibition launch, which charts 70 years of Christian Dior's fashion legacy, with a star-studded party at Les Arts Décoratifs. 

Inside Karl's Greenhouse

In place of last season's gigantic rocket sat a statue of the Eiffel Tower, as Karl Lagerfeld paid homage to Paris' parks. Models strode through the vast Grand Palais greenhouse in bold, experimental silhouettes, as well as the tweed, pearl-flecked pieces that are the brand's signatures.

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