When haute couture fashion week hits in Paris, you know you're in for a treat from the biggest fashion houses around. These designs are artistic, extravagant, and not for everyday wear. No expense is spared for this special week; from transportation to runway to show production, everything is top notch. Here are some of the highlights of the Paris Fashion Week Couture Fall 2016.
The cutest show of the Fall 2016 Couture Week must have been Elie Saab's Mommy & Me matching gowns. Though we're not sure how many of us could afford couture gowns for our little ones, a show like this is something we love to see. We got first glance of this show via fashion blogger Chriselle Lim's video of these duos strutting down the runway. This New York, New York themed show had glimmering accents, long gowns, allusions to feathers, and an indescribable air of sleekness.
Extravagance and a little bit risque is what Giambattista Valli put on the runway this couture show. We saw empire waists from so many designers this season along with structured shoulders and floor length garments and Valli is no exception. He knows what the young and hip love, and his followers are those confident party girls that can rock anything. Short minis, large sleeves, ruffled collars - everything was done in a girly/grunge way. His designs were topped off with gorgeous fine jewelry by Buccellati.
If anyone knows how to do couture, it is Viktor & Rolf. Re-purposing old materials, fabrics, designs, collections for the runway this season. ‘We want something organic,’” Horsting said during a preview. “We were thinking of conscious designing, and recycling. It felt kind of logical.” What we saw from the duo is commonplace silhouettes with layers of material sewn on to build a sculpture like garment.
Last but certainly not least, not only did Fendi charter their own planes from Paris to Rome, they took over the recently restored iconic Trevi Fountain. Designing glass runways and flowing dresses, Karl Lagerfeld created a fairy tale setting for a fairy tale collection for the fashion houses' 90th anniversary that definitely did not disappoint. Top models like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid walked in this amazing show that is sure to go down in history as one of the greats.
Couture certainly isn't for the everyday but has elements of the trends that we look ahead to each season. Would you love to own a couture piece? We know we would! Share with us which designer you would love to have a piece from!