Couture Week seemed to be over and done with before it even started this season. There is reason for this, with Menswear week capturing more attention than ever and five days for 21 shows the event was a flash of sparkles and rouching.
There are many things that we have grown to expect during Couture Week; a conceptualized show from Chanel, flowing dresses from Valentino, and fabulous parties with the biggest models wearing looks straight of the runway. This year followed these trends but there were some moments that stood out above the rest.
Here are the top runway moments that made Couture Week what it should be, the art of fashion.
When someone asks is fashion art? This image can be pulled up with the response of, how is this not art?
The Maison Margiela look is probably going to be the look that is remembered most from the entire season. With drapery by Benjamin Shine in partnership with John Galliano its 20 seconds on the runway was well worth the artistic stitching.
There has been a very new trend this season of introducing couture collections into menswear shows, firstly by Vetements and now Givenchy. Menswear is on a huge rise and quickly becoming as hard to get into as women’s wear shows.
This season Givenchy presented 13 extraordinary dresses to finish the menswear show. During couture week the house did not have a runway show, leaving people wondering just what had happened. However, there was a showcase at the Givenchy headquarters where the 13 dresses hung from the ceiling on mannequins, allowing viewers to get a glimpse of every hand stitched feather and squene.
Riccardo Tisci has just announced his departure from Givenchy, making this his last couture collection.
Alexandre Vauthier and Bella Hadid
Sometimes a show just makes you swoon, and Elie Saab knows exactly how to do this. There was sheer, there were jewels, there were headscarves, there were pant dresses, and they were all exactly on trend.
Diamond encrusted sheer dresses aren’t going anywhere anytime soon and Elie Saab kept pushing them to be more, with designs that looked as if they were hand drawn on in gold. The headscarves are what people have been talking most about for their very topical application. Lastly were the pant dresses This trend is new and still finding its footing and there have been many looks that haven’t worked. Elie Saab nailed it and made the look better than you ever thought it could be done. The pants mixed with capes or gowns looked just as princess like as any of the floor length gowns but with a more powerful and elevated twist.