Paris Haute Couture Week has once again fascinated the world with enchanting and exciting fashion shows. Autumn-Winter 2018-19 dresses really seem to come out of a fairy tale. They are precious, harmonious, regal but at the same capable of surprising because they incarnate a conscious and well-defined, cosmopolitan and dynamic femininity, made for today’s woman without losing anything of that magic that characterizes the Haute Couture.
Clare Waight Keller pays tribute to Hubert de Givenchy, founder of the Givenchy fashion house, who recently passed away, reinterpreting his famous silhouettes and sophisticated taste through strong colour contrasts, complex asymmetric cuts and spectacular three-dimensional textures.
On the other hand, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel celebrates the beauty of Paris by bringing on the catwalk a show with a thousand shades of grey recalling the roofs and buildings of the French city, enriched with sparkling appliqués. Undoubtedly worn by the Parisian woman par excellence that knows how to transform with great ease a tweed suit into a sensual outfit thanks to strategic zip and innovative cuts.
Armani Privé, instead, proposes contrasts between light and shadow but also black and white, making them the main detail of sartorial, almost sculptural cuts, which then lead to colourful evening dresses rich in juxtapositions and feathers.
Colour combined with spectacular silhouettes is a trademark also seen at Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli proposes a charming woman with an absolutely chic style who is not afraid of wearing important volumes and saturated shades, being fully aware of her beauty. Once again underlining the strong link between Haute Couture and dream.