The Paris Haute Couture Week, which presented the Fall-Winter 2019-2010 collections, has just come to an end. Like every season, Haute Couture has made us dream with its spectacular creations born from the creative flair of the world’s greatest designers and artisanal excellence. Here is a selection of the most beautiful looks that will surely inspire all fashion lovers.
For Christian Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri brought to the catwalk her feminist muse starting from the simplicity of a peplum dress of classical reminiscence, completed with a printed slogan question, to get to a precious and refined, rich and cultured collection where female forms are exalted discreetly and where the chromatic power of black, material and intellectual, dominate.
On his debut as creative director for Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry celebrates the woman’s body by dressing it with important volumes, contrasts between black and white, crystal embellishments, opaque textures that alternate with glossy and 3D ones, then exploding into a rainbow of colours for evening eye-catching dresses with ruffles, ruches and spirals.
Virginie Viard presented her first Haute Couture collection for Chanel with a modern and realistic woman in mind, despite her love for luxury and beauty. Silhouettes are straight and rigorous, scattered by large gold buttons and often in tweed in unusual shades. Sometimes, shoulders become important and the attention is focused on deluxe details such as feather inserts, glittering appliqués and large ruffles, daring a few voluminous flared skirts.
Armani Privé, instead, proposed a chromatic virtuosity between black and white which invades suits with tailored jackets and wide trousers, as well as fluid dresses that flirt with transparencies and metallic finishes, to then end in a profusion of delicate pastel hues and of impalpable and sensual see-through fabrics.
For Givenchy, on the other hand, Clare Waight Keller, imagines an aristocratic and anarchic woman using experimental shapes, original volumes, black & white juxtapositions, floral patterns and scenic feather decorations that envelop the body as a luxurious cloud. She brought to the catwalk an idea of absolutely contemporary elegance, albeit with explicit references to the past.
For Valentino, finally, colour is the true protagonist. Vivid, vibrant, bewitching tones, masterfully mixed with each other in colour-block mode or floral patterns take inspiration from Rosso Fiorentino’s paintings, the glossy images of Avedon and Bourdin and the eccentric universe of Diana Vreeland and give life to spectacular, fluids and at the same time sculptural gowns, celebrating women of all backgrounds and ages.