Haute Couture SS15 Highlights

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We share the Paris Fashion Week 2015 trends with our top highlights of this year’s Haute Couture SS15. There are amazing garments, pushing boundaries and intricate attention to detail. 

Haute Couture SS15 Highlights

Haute Couture collections showcase the most exquisite and decadent garments often with the most intricate work and innovative designs. Paris Fashion Week 2015 was no different.

This year also saw established fashion houses give their brand staples a breath of fresh air. The season's musts have been reworked with some added surprises.

Here are our top Paris Fashion Week 2015 trends and highlights.

Chanel

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Chanel’s typically elaborately staged backdrop flaunted their budding collection. Though an unsurprising addition to any spring/summer attire, Chanel somehow found a new take for this tired tradition. 

Alongside the house’s signature camellias there were an array of flora sizes, shapes and hues on show. Karl Lagerfeld told AnOther, “These are flowers God had forgotten to create. They don’t really exist these kind of flowers.”

The youthful line saw an abundance of textures and floral embellishments whilst remaining demure like only Chanel can. Wool jackets and A-line skirts gave way to midriff-baring, boxy jackets. As crop tops arose, hem lines lengthened to knee and calf-skimming finishes.

The flourishing appliqués of organza flowers, bead embellishments, sparkling sequins and tulle adding movement and life to the line. This opulent organism is surely the way to waft into next season.

Watch the parade of these tirelessly adorned garments with the full show or see inside the atelier with this video.

Dior

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The latest Dior fashion show was aptly named 'Moonage Daydream'. It claims to be, “An alien journey through the past’s ideas of the future to reach the point of today.”

The Dior Haute Couture collection has references from the fifties, sixties and seventies whilst achieving a very modern line.

The now-expected gravity-defying ballerina dresses juxtaposed romantic fifties embroidery with sixties cut-aways and metal hoop attachments. Similarly, colourful horizontal ribbons were knife-pleated and paired with an overlaying, loose crop top.

The mind-bending magic of this show was Raf Simons’ unfailing knack for pushing the brand forward with references to the past. Alongside, his ability to surprise.

Watch the full show with wonder and see behind the scenes in the Making of a Dress below.

Elie Saab

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The theme of Elie Saab Haute Couture SS15 was 'Beirut, Chasing a Dream' and nostalgia from the designer's childhood home can be felt throughout the collection.

The latest line is softened with fewer sequins and more fluttering feathers. There's less form-fitting silhouettes and more movement.

There's also the addition of mini-dress counterparts to trailing gowns. These were paired with flat sandals imbuing youth and playfulness whilst appealing to a younger crowd.

The garments remain romantic but less through moonlight and cascading snow. They're now cherished through a rose-tint.

Watch the full show here and prepare to see these glamorous gowns on the red carpet this awards season.

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(Main image from Laura Olivia)