Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS17

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Our Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS17 highlights from our clients, favourite looks and the amazing details seen this week.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS17

Following the men's fashion weeks feminine decadence took the fore for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS17. All eyes turned towards the big fashion houses.

Haute couture uses the most exquisite materials and allows an untethered mix of craftsmanship and creativity. Here's our highlights of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS17.

Dior

(Images from Vogue)

The first Dior couture collection from Maria Grazia Chiuri saw the atelier scene of last season left behind. This collection was transported to a fairytale realm full of magical realism.

An indoor "overgrown" maze and garden saw the show open with wearability in wide-legged pleated trousers. The hooded figures then gave-way to corseted dresses and plumes of light-weight fabric.

Bulbous sleeves, luxurious fabrics and glinting embellishments played with light, movement and silhouettes. A pagan offering of femininity and fantasy.

Darkness and playfulness were represented in opposing force with nods to astrological intervention. The first female to lead the brand bandied about the spectrum of womanhood.

Chanel

(Images from Vogue)

The Chanel couture show stepped out from a mirror ball with the garments and crowd reflected back at themselves. Metallics then matched the décor step for step, shimmering as they went.

As is characteristic of Chanel couture, tweed suits provided a tailored opening. The hand-crafted garments defined the shape with their high-waisted belts.

Peplums, sparkles, silk, feathers and surprisingly, draping, followed on. The aspirational aspect of haute couture was entirely encapsulated.

The hardness of every glint and glimmer battled the wisps of plumage for which was the more coveted indulgence. Whereas, the final pink, frilled wedding dress couldn't help but steal the limelight.

Valentino

(Images from Vogue)

This season's Valentino couture show forewent ingénues to re-imagine Greek mythology creating a new modernity. The line was the first that has been entirely led by fashion designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The collection sees a selection of flowing fabric laden gowns, contrasted with sheer dresses and loose tailoring. There's a freedom of movement and form.

The elegance and maturity of the collection felt paired down whilst the delicate handiwork did the talking. Gowns wafted down the runway with glistening threads and shining silk.

Whether through delicate, elegant ruffles or shimmering silver lapels, there was a quieter attention to detail. The same opulence has been woven with a whisper.

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(Main image from Chanel)