Better late than never.
In the fashion world, July is also known as Haute Couture month. This is a time when elite fashion houses take their creativity and skills to the next level with hand sewn couture pieces. Let's disect some of our favorite (and most outrageous) looks from the shows.
These looks remind me of Game of Thrones meets Wonderwoman. I had a difficult time choosing just a few of the looks from this 60 piece collection. These gorgeous gowns are fit for a queen and I am absolutely positive we will be seeing a lot of these couture looks on the red carpet in the upcoming months. Each screams royalty with the exquisite attention to detail on every piece. Although each look is somewhat reminiscent of the Middle Ages, it also feels very contemporary. My favorite looks from this collection are the trousers just barely seen under capelets. I love how the designer went for minimalistic hairstyles, with loose, flowing waves, accessorized with a headpiece on each model. Fur and feathers exude elegance, while sheer and bedazzled looks add sex appeal. Bravo Elie, bravo.
The Feather Edit.
Bold in Black.
It is obvious that Maria Grazia Chiuri loves going for over-the-top themes when designing her collections. For her couture collection, she decided to go all out Safari with her set celebrating the travels of Christian Dior himself, as a tribute to the label's 70th anniversary. And who could not feel inspired by this amazing set that transports show-goers to places from the jungle, to the Savannah. Chiuri was able to make this fantasy world come true with the help of Italian artist Pietro Ruffo.
The collection itself exhibits very muted, grey tones that are definitely safari-like. The looks that Chiuri sent down the runway feel very familiar to her past few collections. A lot of sheer ensembles and an inclusion of velvet pieces and ballgowns feel very feminine. Overall, this is a beautiful collection and the influences from Christian Dior and his "new look" are obvious from Dior Couture Fall '17.
Coats with Composure.
My Picks. J'adore Dior!
It's all about the shoulder! Or at least that's what Karl Lagerfeld decided when creating his Fall 2017 Couture Collection. This show features vast amounts of tweed and all of the emphasis on the shoulder. From ballooned sleeves that are very reminiscent of the 80's, to bare necklines and shoulders, Lagerfeld has it all. This 1930's inspired runway paid tribute to the brand's 1930's era heritage. Let's take a look.
Sailor Hats and Traditional Tweed.
Street style meets couture in Pierpaolo Piccioli's collection for Valentino. What is apparent from his show are that the trends we have been seeing regularly recently aren't going anywhere soon. Piccioli revamps everything from satin and lace to sheer ensembles, color blocking, and velvet. Take note from these designers because it may be worth investing in the trends spotted on the couture runways.
My Picks. My two favorite colors, Millennial Pink & of course black.