Saturday, July 27, 2013

Paris Haute Couture: Fall/Winter 2013.

Couture season kicked off with a sexy yet sassy collection from Versace which showed what was in store for the rest of the season. Jean Paul Gaultier produced a collection with a leopard print inspired theme and the boys at Viktor & Rolf showcased a collection with half the items already sold. The main feel of couture this fall season was lovely albeit a little restrained as most designers are working towards making a way to more relevant couture collection in a modern world. Amongst couture mainstay trends; lace, capes and fur, these are some of the trends to look forward to next season.

Slits. Slits on dresses and gowns brought the sexy and sassy to couture shows.

From L-R: Alexandre Vauthier, Bouchra Jarrar, Atelier Versace and Zuhair Murad

Couture Coats. These ranged from fur to coat dresses a times covering the most pretty of frocks.

From L-R: Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Jean Paul Gaultier and Valentino

Branch Out. A couple of houses uprooted the bright and breezy blossoms that have ran through the Resort 14 for a more subdued, somewhat edgier take on flora: branch and stem motifs.

From L-R: Yiqing Lin, Zuhair Murad, Maison Martin Margiela and Valentino

Pockets. Hands were kept warm and cosy with small and oversized pockets on dresses, gowns, coats and pants.

From L-R: Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Bouchra Jarrar and Yiqing Yin

Sheer Beauty. Sheers are regular on the trend circuit and its staying power is its versatility.

From L-R: Armani Prive, Valentino, Giambattista Valli and Stephane Rolland

Shimmer. Couture collections are nothing without their bit of shine and shimmer to light up the place.

From L-R: Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Stephane Rolland

Long Sleeves. Sleeves were long and lean  on coats, dresses and jackets.

From L-R: Stephane Rolland, Zuhair Murad, Armani Prive and Ulyana Sergeenko

Asymmetric At the Neck. A trend noticeable through fashion week season, necks were asymmetric on dresses, jumpsuits and tops.

From L-R: Zuhair Murad, Iris Van Herpen, Alexandre Vauthier and Elie sAAB

Peplum.  Small and over-sized at some couturier houses, peplum defined waists on skirt suits and gowns.

From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior and Georges Hobeika

Knee- Length Dresses.  Amidst the floor length sweepers, knee length dresses were frothy adding the girly touch to couture.

 From L-R: Georges Hobeika, Elie Saab, Yiqing Yin and Chanel 

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