The Best of Couture Fashion Week

 

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Each season, Haute Couture almost always showcases fascinating looks that are painstakingly assembled where designers are constantly pushing the boundaries. This time was no different.

At Viktor & Rolf, white shirts acted as a canvas for larger-than-life Picasso paintings that towered over the heads of modelt. Calling garments walking sculptures, the collection showcased wearable art, literally!

The Armani Privé runway saw ultra-feminine waves and ruffles in sheer weightless organza.  Mauve dominated the runway along with shades of violet, lavender and silver.

Chanel’s eco-inspired outdoor show was nothing less than spectacular. Along with the Karl Lagerfeld’s signature tulle and tweed, the collection included structured silhouettes with wood chips and discs.

On the other hand, Atelier Versace’s show featured colorblocking and cutout gowns with braided bodices as against more traditional couture silhouettes.

Jean Paul Gaultier recreated the 80’s discotheques and its fashion with bright colors, head-to-toe embellishments, power shoulder and oversized coats.

And at my personal favorite, Elie Saab, India was the backdrop to showcase true opulence and extravaganza. The collection saw everything from Salwar Kameers and Nehru collar to Lehengas and Sarees. Watch the show here –

 

Paris Fashion Week SS’15: Fun With Fashion v/s Ramp To Racks

The spotlight most recently was the gorgeous French Capital and one of my favourite cities in the world, Paris.

If there’s one thing we saw for the SS’15 presentation, it’s that designers seem to want to have some fun on the ramp.While some choose to go traditional!

Here’s a look at some of the shows that stood out for me!

Fun With Fashion: 

Jean Paul Gaultier

Now if you want to learn how to put the fun in fashion, who better than Jean Paul Gaultier to learn a few thing from?

It was most definitely a heavy hearted moment, as the mastermind staged his last prêt-à-porter show, which expressed a goodbye. On a brighter side, Gaultier’s notorious sense of humor was perfectly depicted all throughout the runway.

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Comme des Garçons 

One of the most fearless designers I’ve seen till date, The Show theme focused on turning something disturbing into something beautiful.This strange site of creativity left be spell bound for sure!

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Ramp to Rack:

Stella McCartney

It was a splendid show put up by the British Designer this morning. A collection I would define as Ramp to Racks for sure, The collection boasted of beautify soft colours which transcended into darker shades gradually. We also saw the incorporation of bold cuts and shapes on the runway.

 

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Comme des Garçons 

As per her yearly routine, the presentation for her secondary line, Comme des Garçons Comme des Garçons was presented after the Comme des Garçons show. This understated presentation in comfortable cotton was not only a contrast to her previous show, but also a reminder that the designer can still push herself on a less grand scale. Credible indeed!

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Maxime Simoëns

What I loved and found to be more my style was what Maxime Simoëns had to offer! Clothes Influenced from the 1960s and ’80s which could be detected in silhouettes and detailing alike!

Abstracts and prints colour blocked to go from ramp to racks. Now that’s what I like in a show.

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That’s Paris for you! It’s the trend for summer 2015 to enjoy.