Haute Couture – Paris – Fall Winter 2018/19

Givenchy

The haute couture show paid homage to Mr Hubert of Givenchy, capturing his minimalist, graphic cuts and timeless elegance. There were pleated dresses, some cinched in at the waist with metal accessories or a metal belt, also shown were pleated dresses and some capes. Standout pieces were an entirely sequined dress, a black velvet dress, an open tail coat over trousers and a satin blouse. An emotional show with the inclusion of the voice of Givenchy’s muse Audrey Hepburn singing “Moon River”.

Christian Dior

Modern elegance and a sleek silhouette, there were dresses with winged sleeves, ribbed shoulders and distinct waists. The bustier dress with organza flowers and the tulle gowns were well fitted to the body. Also of note, were voluminous coats with bat sleeves and the pleat work on the back of the vests and sleeves.

Schiaparelli

There was an animal theme for this collection. Zebra, leopard and spotted prints re- interpreted in a modern way. There were fun hats and masks by Stephen Jones, in the form of a pink flamingo and a rabbit. Outfits of note, the appearance of Schiaparelli’s face on tunic dresses, a black velvet perforated dress and an asymmetrical sheath with a falling panel.

Maison Margiela

Outfits were voluminous and layered. The colour palette was a mix of electric pastel tones in lavender, tangerine, pistachio, mint, coral red, contrasted with black, white, gray, beige, military green and felt.  Some of the materials used were industrial padding, tapestry, felt, tights’ nylon, tweed, satin and tulle.

Sonia Rykiel

It was Sonia Rykiel’s 50th year since the launch of her label, and this was the first couture collection. Models came out strong, shirtless and braless under tuxedo jackets. Signature velour joggings were reimagined in embroidered tulle and paired up with a feathery jumper.

Chanel

There were 67 looks presented, tweed came out in soft steely colours. The classic Chanel jackets were elongated with sleeve that had elbow-length slits and ankle length skirts. Looks were also uplifted with fingerless gloves. Evening and cocktail dresses had embellished hems made from beads feathers, jewels and metallic glint.

Fendi

The shapes consisted of loose dresses, pencil skirt with small boxy jackets,  lightweight and flimsy evening gowns came with layers of tulle and fringed organza. vibrant colours with alternate hues of apricot, beige, pink, lavender and touches of black.

Giorgio Armani Privé

The collection was very elegant and consisted of 95 looks. There were fitted suits, sheath dresses, fantastically luxurious materials, shiny embroideries and feathers. The standout was the lamé suit trousers, pleated lace skirts and diamond prints.

Viktor & Rolf

25 creations were presented to celebrate their 25 years of design. All in white tones and Swarovski crystal enhanced. There were blouses with multiple bows with a Pierrot collar forming a flower with many petals and the “duvet” dress. Standout were crystals that formed words.

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The Fashion Visitor

 

Cruise & Resort Shows – 2019

I absolutely love the Cruise and Resort shows and this year they have not disappointed. Whether its the locations, the sets or the clothes, they all make these shows very special and enjoyable to watch. Here is my selection of some of these wonderful shows.

The Chanel show being the most spectacular and included a cruise ship as part of the set, Karl Lagerfeld really does know how to put on a show. The models came down the runway in tweed dresses, sailor trousers, short dresses, cropped jackets, and embellished berets.

Dior’s show was another extravaganza, with an equestrian theme in Mexico. Models wore fitted jackets, colourful cotton dresses and pristine clean white shirts paired with tiered ruffles skirts, it was a visual delight.

Louis Vuitton was influenced by the 70s and 80s, there were feathered tops to acid washed denims and intricate detailed embroidery. Assessories featured heavily from Louis Vuitton bags, thigh high boots and trainers.

Prada had a 90s feel to their collection in their New York City show. They presented a range of low waisted mini skirts and trousers. Included also were polos, backpacks and chunky loafers. Bright and neon colours made the collection stand out and trousers and skirts were paired with sweaters and jackets.

Philipp Plein’s collection was glam-rock sexy, inspired by the 70s and 80s. There was glitter, sequins and animal prints throughout. Along with pieces with palm-tree prints on bomber jackets, denim trousers and tops.

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