The last and final show of this year’s Haute Couture Fall 2018 season in Paris succeeded all of our expectations. The magnificent Pierpaolo Piccioli had the honors to close the season with a whimsical show that left everyone breathless. This Italian genius doesn’t always opt for maximalism, but when he does it’s done on a completely new level. If you expected to see a Valentino couture runway filled with glamorous but classy silhouettes, get ready to see things taking a whole U-turn.
It’s always about opulence in Zuhair Murad’s collections. The Lebanese designer presented his Fall 2018 Couture lineup filled with heavy embellishments, rich fabrics, and colors. You simply can’t divide couture from Zuhair Mourad. Glam and extravaganza are in the brand’s DNA and what the designer knows best. The Fall 2018 Couture collection is everything you’ve expected and more.
Maria Grazia Chiuri relied on timeless elegance for her Christian Dior Couture Fall 2018 lineup. It is a year of a royal engagement, royal wedding, and multiple tours where the new Duchess captivated the world with her ultra-feminine style. Ladies around the world are definitely rethinking modest elegant dressing and the new Christian Dior collection might be the right place to search for building a Duchess-like wardrobe.
Maria Grazia Chiuri offered plenty of conservative choices for duchessing around. From classic black dresses to an endless spectrum of nude choices, her couture designs are a feast for the eyes. In a time when the beauty industry is teaching the world a lesson that nude is not one color, Chiuri is doing the exact same thing through her designs. From pale nude dresses to deeper taupe and brown numbers, there are multiple options in the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection.
The entire lineup feels much more intimate and timeless than her regular sheer offerings with exposed logo underwear and feminist slogans. “Couture is about something hidden, ” Chiuri explained to Vogue. “We have this big opportunity to work with different definition of time. Craftsmanship is long, it is a dream for the future,” the designer added. The couture collections reflect the intimate relationship between the designer and the client. Although we love seeing those naked Dior ensembles in the spotlight, Maria Grazia Chiuri is making sure that her designs are suitable for off-the-red-carpet events too.
However, if you are a fan of the naked fashion and want to have your own free-the-nipple moment, the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection sure has a lot to offer. For a Bella-Hadid-meets-Dior look, there is an array of completely sheer dresses mostly done in nude color. It’s important to note that Chiuri still kept the silhouettes very elegant and feminine. There is no need to sacrifice on the couture aesthetic while flaunting whole a lot of skin. After all is sort of an artistry to show off your nipples in an elegant way, but Chiuri is well-aware that her Dior gals can pull it off.
The Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture involves a lot of luxe and class and is meant for women who aren’t obsessed with the latest trends. As with every couture collection, it’s not only about how it looks, but how it feels and makes one feel. This time Chiuri stepped away from her recognizable loud feminist aesthetic and relied on classic silhouettes instead. Without a doubt, she is capable of doing everything with excellence!
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Polka dots are coming in strong this season. We have seen them try to sneak in over the past year to two, but now there is a full on polka dot craze. I have possibly went overboard with my dot purchased recently, but I honestly couldn’t help myself. I have gotten the cutest pants, jumpsuit, mini dress, maxi dress, skinny scarf, and more. With all the available pieces, and all of the ways to wear them, there are seriously endless possibilities.
My Look: In my look I am wearing this mini dress with red heels and a red hat, but later that day I kept the hat, but switched the heels for Chuck Taylors and it was just as cute!
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Tulle skirts can be so diverse, seen mostly on ballerinas and occasionally a punk rock princess. Recently, however, we have seen it making an appearance as a new favorite among the street style gurus. It can be a tricky piece to pair, so I have picked out my favorite looks and sourced the perfect pieces to show you how to wear tulle skirts.
Here is a similar look I found but with a lace skirt and striped shirt dress.
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We are off to another exciting fashion event. Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week S/S 2018 kicked off on Monday, January 22. As expected, the world’s best couturiers are bringing their work to the City of Lights for the fashion-forward audience. Here they will present creations that took thousands of hours to be made, handcrafted from start to finish, by using only high-end materials. Behind each creation, there is a sewer that spent a lot of time working on every single detail from the look. And the price tag explains all the attention and the value of these couture pieces.
Dior’s magnificent show was a highlight of the first day. Maria Grazia Chiuri doesn’t give up on sending powerful messages through her designs. She focused on two colors, black and white. Maria still managed to keep things interesting, in spite of the limited range of shades. Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo, Proenza Schouler, and Schiaparelli are the other luxury brands that showed on day 1, whose couture collections deserve all your attention.
When you first think of haute couture fashion, there is one brand that always stands out. The almighty Karl Lagerfeld and his glorious work for Chanel are the ones that lead the game in the world of couture. After so many years in the business, bonded to the same luxury house, Lagerfeld doesn’t cease to amaze. Each of his shows is another remarkable experience, both visual and emotional.
Chanel presented its Spring/Summer 2018 Couture collection today, during day two of PHCFW. In an unexpected turn of events, Karl decided to keep things simpler than before. For the previous presentations, the legend built a small Eifel Tower inside the venue and transformed Grand Palais into a giant waterfall. This time he let the clothes do all the talking. The recognizable high-end tweed and impressive detailing were still there but done in a way that celebrates Chanel’s heritage.
Just like many times before, this Fashion Week is a magnet for celebrities that fly out to Paris just to see the outstanding creations from the front rows. Sofia Coppola, Rita Ora, Bella Hadid, and Monica Bellucci are just a part of the influencers who already showed up to cheer for their favorite designers.
Clare Waight Keller just debuted her couture collection for Givenchy today. Among the other collections that you’ll most certainly find mesmerizing from day 2 are the ones of Alexandre Vauthier and Giorgio Armani Prive. For tomorrow you can get excited about the presentations of Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad, who excel in haute couture. Day 4 is reserved for Xuan, Christophe Josse, Ronald van der Kemp and more. That is the last day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week S/S 2018. So hang tight for another few days of exquisite fashion in the form of art.
If you were wondering how was at the Giambattista Valli Couture show during Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week 2017, Celine Dion just answered your question. The infamous songstress danced backstage at the show amusing the onlookers with quite a performance. Besides her moves, Celine stole the show with the over the knee burgundy pointed high heeled boots and the romantic floral mini dress.
There is certainly a reason why the singer danced at the show. Celine Dion expressed the enjoyment of what she just saw through her graceful dance moves. Giambattista Valli Fall Couture 2017 was an ode to the beautiful flower gardens. With such an optimistic collection the singer couldn’t hold her excitement. Her little dance show was a standing ovation for the excellent couture collection. She loves and wears haute couture as we wear everyday clothes, so her reaction was unexpected but understandable.
For the Fall Couture 2017 Collection, Giambattista Valli honored the most feminine piece in our closets- the dress. If you ever wondered how a dream wardrobe full of dresses looks like, the fashion house has probably answered your question with its latest collection. The designer started his tale for the dresses with short heavily embellished, some of them partially sequined pieces. Intricate embellishments were blended with the finest floral lace to create the dreamiest of all cocktail dresses.
Besides the vibrant designs that featured a lot of details, Valli presented romantic draped chiffon dresses in pastel colors. The beauty of these dresses was in the delicate tailoring and virtuously maneuvered fabrics.
“Nymphs and muses. The idea is to have this kind of freshness of these innocent girls, but with a slightly perverse touch,’ the designer explained the story behind his designs.
The innocence and the perversion were achieved with the romantic asymmetric gowns with 3-D floral embellishments and princes long train. To reduce the innocence the Italian designer brought the front part of the dresses high above the knees showing a lot of legs.
Somewhere in the middle of the show, the long glamorous gowns took over the runway. Models flaunted dramatic voluminous designs reserved for red carpet moments.
The floral embroidered fairytale-like gowns made our heart skip a beat when they showed up on the mosaic runway.
The ultimate Giambattista Valli squad was there to enjoy the presentation. Besides the pop diva Celine Dion, the greatest socialites Olivia Palermo, Lauren Santo Domingo and Bianca Brandolini followed the show from the first rows.
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