As Couture Fashion Week Paris draws to a close, the next season is set to infuse lucky wardrobes, with magic, fantasy and sparkle. All the couture greats were out in force, from understated elegance at Givenchy, where monochrome dresses were embellished with feathers and floral lace details;
to Chanel, which kept it classic with signature tweed and buttons. Armani Privé went for on-trend pastels, with plenty of sheer, tulle and faux fur, while Giambattista Valli was all about seriously bold tulle creations.
Faux fur and fine lace were the name of the game at Antonio Ortega’s gorgeous show, which presented a collection made for modern day nomads, with a wild and futuristic spirit. The oversized 3D jackets made to withstand the Canadian winter and hairy shoes were out of this world. Guess they’re going to be huge for editorials. All fur of course was faux.
Aleem Yusuf also went with the nomad theme, handpicking references from his native Pakistan and adopted home Australia.
And Steven Khalil also represented Oz with his glorious bridal and red carpet collection exploring floral motifs in both pastel and vibrant shades
Another particularly gorgeous show was Yumi Katsura’s ‘The Poetry of Suminagashi’ Japanese calligraphy inspired collection, with its powerful, elegant straight lines, 22 different styles of pleats and graduation dyeing.
Imane Ayissi went for graphic prints, with squares and lines dominating a couple of the looks. Personally I loved the black and pink feathered looks for a statement making entrance.