What to take home from one of fashion’s most OTT affairs
If you dismiss Paris Couture week as fashion for the privileged and the fashion industry then think again. It’s true that couture has no realistic limitations.There is still a lot to take home for us mere mortals.
Couture is an artistic expression where extravagance and experimentation are applauded. As Pierpaolo Piccioli aptly put it, “with ready-to-wear, your vision of beauty relates to the times you are living in..Couture involves a deeper and more intimate perspective, to go further into your own vision of beauty.”
1 || Beige is the New Black
There has never been more beige on the couture runways. Not necessarily the first color you think of when you think of evening wear. Fashion designers transformed this casual wear staple into heavenly creations. There was a richness in the tones used, none of those new-age interior design greige and light taupes. These beige shades were deliciously deep shades of vanilla and the lightest of peach.
2 || The Evening Blazer Has It
Yes, there have been tuxedos on couture runways for decades. Visions of Yves Saint Laurent from the seventies immediately come to mind. This season’s jackets were less formal in style yet highly embellished to create evening-appropriate pieces.
3 || Voluminous Shapes
Although we don’t suggest you walk out the house in Givenchy’s feather puff jacket, we still think there is a take home from this trend. We always want to dumb things down so people don’t have the chance to comment or react. This season show some personality with an exaggerated feather stole or poufy shoulder.
4 || Color for Evening
There was a time when we considered three colors for evening, black, red and metallics. This season the designers have gone all out with prints and bold color combinations that will add some serious options to your next party dress.
5 || The Robe
Long cape-like coats were seen over evening dresses for Fall. Not necessarily made to keep you warm, this trend actually emphasizes a beautiful dress shape, especially if the lining of the coat is in a contrasting color.
6 || Ethnic Embroidery
We haven’t seen this sort embroidery for a while now…Whether it’s Turkish-inspired sarma, or Chinese chinoiserie, there is plenty of it. Usually reserved to embellish jackets there has been some on evening dresses as well, albeit less..