Friday, 11 July 2014

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK

I have been oogling (think that is a word) over many designers haute couture collections this week, and thought it would only be appropriate to share my favourites with you lot.  Firstly, I think Paris looks like one of the most elegant and couture places where fashion week is held; which makes me want to visit there even more!

CHANEL:


Lagerfield demonstrated a great range within this collection, ranging from structured bold, woven blazers with boxy skirts, to bejewelled clean cut pure white dresses of many styles; shift, maxi, skater inspired, with baroque embellished designs.  The all white runway emphasised the elegance and simplicity of the collection, whilst small details helped build the over-riding image of Chanel.  The models wore summer appropriate sandals tied with satin ribbon, contrasting with the idea for Fall/Winter 2014, with whispy up-do's; occasionally held together by bedazzled caps and the outfits completed with co-ordinating cross-body bags.  I love the crisp white embellished dresses due to the simplicity of the silhouette of the garment, but the detail into the unique jewelled designs.

ELIE SAAB:


This is by far my favourite show from the Paris Week and have absolutely fallen in LOVE with all the dresses! The silhouette of the collection is gorgeous and so figure flattering.  The fluidity of the trains and skirt parts appear to be very lightweight and move so fluently on the catwalk.  Saab used a range of colours, from jewel colours such as royal blue, emerald green, to black, nude, white and pastels.The use of chiffon and silk based fabrics with fur wraps (i hope faux fur) appeals to the winter/autumn collections and the exquisite embellishments are just stunning!  Will someone please marry me just so i can wear a dress from this collection?!?

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI:


There is a huge variety in this collection as well, by Giambattista Valli, which personally I think is more suited towards spring/summer, but must be the new trend and definatley follows the style of blending from one season to another.   The majority of these floral printed garments would be ideal to be layered with knitted jumpers and overcoats, worn with the warmer colours like burgundy and army green's.  The Op Art trend is begining to make its apperance this season so is bound to take the high street by a storm; so get purchasing all the stripes, checks, and monochrome garments you wardrobe - and bank account can take!


I'll hope to be posting more soon, so it would be great to hear what fashion based posts you would be interested to see! I have also just set up a new instagram account for this blog, so be sure to follow it @inspirefashion01 to see daily fashion posts and outfits.