Haute Couture AW15 Highlights


We share the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week AW15 trends with our top highlights of the season. There are historical references made beautifully modern and so much more.

Haute Couture AW15 Highlights

Haute Couture fashion is the most decadent creations of top fashion houses and follow in the footsteps of a well-trodden legacy. It's about aspirational style, red carpet gowns and exquisite hand-crafted garments.

This season saw fashion houses take the staples of their brands and create meticulous cocktails of old and new. Here are our top Paris Fashion Week 2015 trends and highlights.

Catch up: Haute Couture SS15 Highlights.


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Fashion blogger and street style heroine, Susie Bubble described the Dior Couture show perfectly. She said, “Impressionism meets the Middle Ages - history remixed once again.”

The AW15 Dior fashion collection began with flowing fabrics and cape coats in loose silhouettes. Whilst, the statement floating tulip skirts, mini dresses and eveningwear followed in earnest.

The introduction of this historical reference saw added crop-tanks that were progressively lengthened to cage the fabrics. The detail was in their metal rings punctuated by stones.

The metalwear was complimented by echoes of their shapes in the knitwear patterns and embroidery. Touches of fur, miniscule feathers and velvet completed the soft and feminine juxtaposition.

Dior Couture AW15 continues their perfect balance of modern, luxurious garments by reimagining the past.

Giambattista Valli

(Images from Vogue)

This season saw Giambattista Valli capture an online audience with their now characteristic layers of tulle. The couture show began with elongated tunics blossoming wildly in to the ruffled fabric.

The mini dresses and floral embellished ball gowns were also crowd pleasers. Whereas modesty came in the form of asymmetrical peplum dresses that were often completed with cropped trousers.

The overtly feminine fabrics were toned down by graphic prints that focused on vines and greenery rather than exclusively floral. Moreover, the accents of bold hues accentuated the contemporary flavour.

Giambattista Valli continues to play with lines and shapes, if not all that practically then at least he's pushing boundaries.


(Images from Vogue)

The Chanel fashion shows are known for making a spectacle and this season was no different. The Chanel Casino theme saw the brand's muses and celebrity fans open the event.

The line-up included the likes of Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Lara Stone, Rita Ora and Lily Collins. Most were in black and yet distinctive in their personal style which was then finished with Chanel jewellery.

The models, in contrast, were all uniform in black bobs, red lips and sheer tights. The couture line was also a lesson in tailoring and form.

The latest line of iconic Chanel suits started the show with quilted mesh fabrics, metallics, tweed and leather, all in-keeping with the season. The boxy jackets and added epaulettes then created a strong shape around the female form.

The eveningwear saw light layers of tulle, silk, sheer fabrics and feathers before the final bridalwear. The modern white wedding suit was completed by a tulle train bringing the line together perfectly.

Elie Saab

(Images from Vogue)

The AW15 Elie Saab Couture collection forewent casualwear and instead went straight to their iconic and opulent formalwear. Immediately, the word on everyone's lips was 'princess'.

The sparkly, embroidered gowns were matured through a palette of gold and champagne that took a moodier turn into oxblood, black and blue. The soundtrack echoed this angst with rock 'n' roll nostalgia yet there's a long-standing romance in teenage tragedy. 

The sumptuous floral embellished silk gowns and sheer wonders are undoubtedly destined for the red carpet. This was another lesson in luxury from the fashion designer without an ounce of romance wasted.

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(Main image from The Telegraph)