Haute couture is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing, that’s high-end fashion constructed by hand from start to finish. I always find myself transported into enchanted worlds through the absolutely stunning designs featured on the runway.
Here are my 7 favourite shows of spring 2019.
Maria Grazia Chiuri never ceases to amaze me when it comes to innovation and the execution of her absolutely genius ideas. She went for a circus-themed collection this season featuring all-female acrobats throughout the show. I love how young and chic each piece is. The sparkles, ruffles and colors were an absolute dream! Those headpieces though? I’ll take one in every possible colour please and thank you!
Ralph & Russo:
Looks like the designers had so much fun creating their collection. I absolutely love the execution and how innovative and impeccable each piece was made. The show gave off a badass vibe of a strong and confident woman, all whilst having that youthful touch, especially those cute little pompoms attached to a couple of pieces.
Timeless chic is basically a synonym for Chanel at this point, so it doesn’t surprise me how beautiful each piece was. The impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail is extremely satisfying to say the least. The venue and how Karl is going to change it has always been one the most anticipated things during any fashion week.
I’ve seen some BTS clips on Chanel’s official Instagram page, and let me tell you, I probably watched each clip about twenty times in utter aw! The way each flower was delicately treated and hand-placed onto the fabric, or how each petal has been painted or adjusted to fit the designer’s vision is extraordinary to see.
The final look with that gorgeous sparkly headpiece (something also seen at Christian Dior for some reason) was the perfect cherry on top of an extravagant cake.
Trust Clare Waight Keller to put on a sleek and modern show using latex. I love the embroidery and embellishments that covered some pieces. Keeping the use of latex to an absolute minimum or pairing it with soft and classic pieces kept the show from looking tacky which was genius. I also loved the overt-the-top touches such as glitter-covered foreheads, or those extra rucksacks that only fit an haute couture show.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Elie Saab show I didn’t like. Inspired by the ocean and its colours, shells and pearls, the pieces made the models look like filthy rich mermaids strutting down the catwalk with stunning colours, makeup and hair.
With the Oscars approaching, stylists have probably already booked their favourite pieces for their clients from this impeccable collection. I can’t wait to see one of these pieces on the red carpet.
Drawing inspiration from the ocean is nothing new, especially for a spring/summer collection (see Elie Saab’s show above). However, making it your own by playing with silhouettes, colours and fabrics is what it’s all about.
Each piece was so dreamy and ethereal, especially the flowy embellished ones that complimented the simple yet sexy wet hair look perfectly.
Is it just me or do you picture Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna in Aquaman totally owning these looks?
Casting, casting, casting! The diversity of the models Pierpaolo Piccioli made sure to include in this show was inspirational! Not only did the colours pop even more against the models’ dark skin tones, but they made each piece more sophisticated.
The craftsmanship was absolutely impeccable, which is to be expected from the Valentino seamstresses, and the fabrics used were an absolute dream as were the colour combinations.
The petal framing the models’ eyes somehow added that spring touch to the outfits we didn’t know we needed. As for the embellished tights paired with open-toe high-heeled sandals? That’s definitely something I’ll try to incorporate into my wardrobe this spring.