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THE TOP SIX COLLECTIONS OF FALL/WINTER 2017 HAUTE COUTURE

July 2nd to July 5th marked the unveil of Fall/Winter 2017 Haute Couture in Paris. Designers showcased exquisite pieces for the upcoming season. The biggest names in fashion, such as Chanel and Christian Dior, brought their masterpieces from sketches to the runway in dazzling shows. As a wrap-up, here are the top six collections to…

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – PARIS – FALL/WINTER 2016 – FASHION SHOW

On March 7th, Giambattista Valli showed his Fall/Winter 2016 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The designer is well known for his celebrity clientele, such as Amal Clooney, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, and this season's collection was definitely fit for a red carpet event. The main staple was the cocktail dress, contrasting from Valli's usual evening…

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TRENDING AT SPRING 2016 COUTURE

At Paris Couture Week, the designers brought more than just fashion to the runways. As a whole, the elite group restored strength to a shaken city after the terrorism attacks in November. With gorgeous gowns inspired by the city's gardens, a line dedicated to the famous nightclub Le Palace, looks centered on talents such as David Bowie and…

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DIOR COUTURE SPRING 2016

In the wake of Raf Simon’s shocking departure from Dior, studio directors Serge Ruffieux and Lucie Meier stepped into the spotlight to show the house’s latest couture collection. Although the Dior atelier remains one of the most important businesses in the couture industry, the designers were keen to emphasise the ‘wearability’ of their latest offering, which they called…

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI COUTURE SPRING 2016

Giambattista Valli's latest collection was meant as a sentimental “Thank You” to the city that he calls home after it's recent encounter with terrorism: Paris. The designer paid homage to the city’s celebrated gardens, such as the Parc de Bagatella, the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Palais-Royal, confirming “You know that flowers are my obsession." Among the collection…

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE SPRING 2016

Trust the 'enfant terrible' to pull off one of the most raucous shows of the week. Viva Le Discotheque, was Jean Paul Gaultier’s message as models danced down his runway smoking, sipping champagne, carrying their high heels and high fiving each other. The setting of the show was a reinterpretation of the infamous 1980s Paris nightclub…

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MAISON MARGIELA COUTURE SPRING 2016

In his third couture collection for Maison Margiela, designer John Galliano paid tribute to the late David Bowie. Galliano, a life-long fan of Bowie’s inimitable style, channelled the iconic star's Aladdin Sane and Ziggy Stardust personas. Models wore retro knee high boots, androgynous jumpsuits, and sequined collars The glam rock aesthetic, so famously championed by Bowie, permeated the…

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RALPH & RUSSO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Australian designers and new kids on the block, Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo, boasted one of the most star-studded front rows of the week at their spring couture show. The British-based label and only brand that has been invited to show at couture week in the last decade, counts Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie, Rita Ora and Beyoncé…

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VALENTINO COUTURE SPRING 2016

Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to the rich history of the Roman Byzantine Empire and the 20th century Spanish designer Mariano Fortuny to influence their most recent couture outing. Fortuny, famous for creating fashion for dancers and actress during the early 1900s, would have been proud. The influence of his pioneering ‘Delphos gown’, a…

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THE ART OF STYLE @ METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART – NEW YORK – NOV 19 – FEB 21

Jacqueline De Ribes, The Art of Style The Costume Institute The Metropolitan Museum of Art November 19, 2015 - February 21, 2016 The Costume Institute’s Fall 2015 exhibition, Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style, will focus on the internationally renowned style icon Countess Jacqueline de Ribes, whose originality and elegance established her as one of…

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PARIS HAUTE COUTURE WEEK: CHALLENGING IDEAS OF THE FEMININE

Paris Haute Couture Week stunned with a tantalizing shift towards modernity across the atelier runways. Fashion's most illustrious branch has generally strayed traditional, keeping to its roots by highlighting the delicate and the winsome, with flowing silk gowns and super-embellished bridal robes dominating shows. But this season's Autumn/Winter collections were bold and inspired, embracing the contemporary,…

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VIKTOR & ROLF ANNOUNCE PLANS TO END READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

  Shortly after presenting their Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Spring/Summer 2015 Haut Couture collection, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren of Viktor & Rolf have announced plans to end their ready-to-wear business after the Fall 2015 season ends. The Dutch design duo will present one last womenswear collection, but are opting out of Paris Fashion Week. This will also be their…

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FLORALS FLOURISH IN CHANEL SPRING/SUMMER 2015 HAUTE COUTURE

Chanel’s Spring 2015 haute couture warmed the Paris runway with floral-printed cropped jackets and tops paired over low-waisted tutus and pencil skirts accented with low-heeled black boots. After a controversial and harsh faux feminist protest during his Chanel Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection, Karl Lagerfeld contrasted the drama with a return to a pretty, feminine softness in his haute couture. The classic Chanel…

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MAISON MARGIELA “ARTISANAL” 2015 COLLECTION BY JOHN GALLIANO

Maison Margiela 'Artisanal' Show 2015 Almost four years after being dismissed from Dior for a rascist and anti-semitic tirade in a Paris bar, John Galliano made his fashion comeback with his first couture show ‘Artisanal’ for Margiela, a fashion house known for its avant-garde minimalism. The timing, so soon after the attacks in Paris, lent…

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DOLCE & GABBANA SHOW COUTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Dolce & Gabbana's first ever couture show on July 9 will be held not in Paris, but rather Taormina, Sicily, referencing their cultural roots much like their choice to cast real, Sicilian men in their Men's Spring 2013 collection.  Dolce & Gabbana's first couture show will also be a very exclusive affair, open only to…

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BASIL SODA COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

BASIL SODA COUTURE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Nature Under the Microscope, the Spring/Summer Couture collection from Basil Soda treats the dress form as an extension of the body to be examined. The collection begins with more innocent, delicate pieces that use sheer and lace to then progressively transform into a more complex form. The…

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DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO COUTURE  - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Indonesian designer Didit Hediprasetyo looked to India for the inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  Like his Debussy inspired collection from last season, music is a crucial aspect of creating the mood and presenting his show. Sitar music accompanied the models through their walk in the Hôtel de…

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EVA MINGE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

EVA MINGE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW In simple, loose silhouettes the Spring/Summer 2012 Couture collection from Eva Minge outlines and playfully shadows the woman’s form. Minge is able to perfectly conceal sex appeal while risking to expose it at once. Retro, short cropped jackets fell just over the breast or delicately over the back,…

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