The Haute Couture shows started on the 2nd of July and cease today, the 6th of July. Throughout this new season there have been some highly impactful collections that have emerged from some of the forerunners of Haute Couture.
At Trendstop we have selected three key stand-out collections within the Fall Winter 2017-18 season.
Held in the courtyard of Les Invalides, the shows setting were almost as spectacular as the designs, setting the perfect backdrop for this highly anticipated show. This show celebrated the brands 70th anniversary, so it was only natural that the collection encapsulated all that is great about one of the most iconic brands of all time. The brands first female creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri is leading up to her first anniversary with the fashion house and she proved her worth within this aesthetically stunning collection.
She was inspired not only the by the illustrious background of the brand but also by an etching discovered within the archives of Christian Dior by Albert Decaris. An oversized version of this etching was suspended above the catwalk, encapsulating the overall mood and inspiration for this collection. Within the collection certain elements of the etching inspiration were apparent and an overriding theme of travel and exploration was visible. Every aspect of this collection expressed the perfect blend of classic Christian Dior alongside a fresh contemporary side which Chiuri has brought into the brand.
This season Giambattista Valli was all about the colour, a vibrant palette of 48 looks glided down the catwalk with looks ranging from more everyday ready-to-wear styles to illustrious and stand out ball gowns, an aspect that the brand is recognised for. Held at the Petit Palais the shows setting was just as striking as the collection.
Material was key within this collection with soft and fluid silks working in contrast to structured and voluminous tulle. Fresh and blooming florals were carried through the collection in the form of intricate macramé and delicate embroideries.
The setting for one of the most anticipated shows of the season was at the Théâtre National de Chaillot, with the space being transformed entirely, with walls draped in photographic murals and the panelled rooms providing the perfect backdrop for this opulent offering for the Fall 2017 season.
The collection remained true to the Armani Privé DNA but there was an apparent freshness within the looks with certain details such as the statement deep v-necks featuring within the tailored jackets and dresses, adding that ultra-femme feel. Another aspect that was new to the brand was their use of printed graphics. Oversized artistic florals were emblazoned over the pieces, creating a contemporary contrast to the more traditional embroidery and macramé.