HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2019: TREND HIGHLIGHTS

Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2019.

Haute Couture is synonymous with opulence and drama; the utmost form of fashion is not mass-fabricated ready-to-wear – its carefully and uniquely crafted in France. We’ve rounded up eight trends we saw and loved at the Fall Couture 2019 runway shows, including mini-dresses, loud prints, and statement accessories.

CELESTIAL HEADWEAR

From left to right: Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab.

What’s couture without theatrical camp? Jean Paul Gaultier showed a series of hats that were also dresses, while other designers like Givenchy and Elie Saab opted for more traditional, organic headwear: stone diadems and flower crowns in gold and metallics.

STATEMENT COATS

From left to right: Chanel, Valentino, Armani Privé.

Models strutted the runways in voluminous statement coats, filling up the stage with feathers, ruffles and fur.

MINI DRESS, MEGA STATEMENT

From left to right: Iris Van Herpen, Maison Francesco Scognamiglio, Fendi.

From commercial houses like Fendi to more under-the-radar designers like Scognamiglio and Van Herpen, the mini-dress was a couture staple – whether body-con or commodious, there’s a leg show-stopper for everyone.

DRAMATIC TOPS

From left to right: Maison Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ronald van der Kemp.

Start the drama from the top down; fall couture brought out a declaration of “more is more” when it comes to blouses and tops. Fabrics are shiny and loud, amping the sleeves and collars that come in extra-large sizes.

MONUMENTAL TULLES

From left to right: Dior, Giambattista Valli, Gou Pei.

If Haute Couture is known for anything, it’s for its monumental, regal gowns. Giambattista Valli is a tulle aficionado – it runs in his design blood. His Haute Couture collection showed almost every number in different lengths and colored tulles. Other designers like Dior went more subtle: the tulles came in black and the volume was sprinkled around.

BIG POLKA DOT, SMALL POLKA DOT

From left to right: Schiaparelli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dundas.

Couture also comes in dots for Fall 2019. Whether tiny or massive, dots and circles were printed on gowns, mini-dresses, and bandeaus. Dundas created a series of  all-over polka-dot minis, while Schiaparelli opted to use them as accents.

FLOOR-SWEEPING CAPES

From left to right: Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab.

Dragging a cape around has never been more graceful. Almost every Fall Couture 2019 designer presented a form of floor-sweeping cape – the variation came in the colors and fabrics; the length remained congruous across collections.

POINTY SHOULDERS

From left to right: Valentino, Viktor&Rolf, Maison Margiela.

Couture Fall 2019 is bringing back the 90s shoulder pads with a twist – in 2019 they’re pointy, lofty and luxurious. Valentino’s color palette was lively, lending a superhero semblance to his collection – while others (i.e. Margiela) came in dark hues, adding a Disney villain feel to the already eerie designs.

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