Hi y’all, welcome back for another fashion week recap. Today we are recapping the recent Paris Couture collections that showed at the beginning of the month. Couture for me is DRAMA, glamour and insanely over the top. If it’s not making me gasp then honestly what’s the point right? This is the season to really go for it so just DO IT ALREADY. You will notice some designers didn’t even make my recap cut (*cough Dior and Chanel COUGH*) and maybe it’s because I’m not a fashion *expert* but honestly they just weren’t serving me the drama I wanted and their couture collections looked very similar to what they delivered in the fall and spring so WHATEVER.
VIVA LA DRAMA HUNTIES.
This first collection didn’t have a ton of typical high couture outfits (Look 13 is a very daytime look) but I was still INTO IT. The wide leg of those jeans could literally hide a small child and the weird doodle-esque designs on 27 are very chic.
Versace literally never disappoints. This couture collection was a lot of black and bronzy golds. Look 1 comes right out of the gate with some amazing gloves and glitter pants while Look 11 kind of looks like something a warrior princess might wear to a diplomatic meeting. I also loved the dark lip makeup look to compliment the color tones of the entire collection.
Ok THIS is couture. Bold jewel tones and unique designs YAS GAWD. The metallic ombre gown in Look 14 immediately caught my eye because of color but then I realized the design actually has wrap around connections for the arm pieces and then I really gasped. My favorite structural piece in this collection is Look 33 for the shoulders and asymmetrical hemline.
Another aspect of couture is texture. These pieces literally looked like they were moving even in a 2D photo. The illusion of line is stunning, these women literally look like they are wearing liquid metal.
Not the most dramatic collection we have seen but the volume and movement was enough to make it onto this list. Look 34 is definitely something a young pop star would wear in the desert for a dramatic music video with a giant fan blowing the fabric around.
I was OBSESSED with this collection. Lots of dark colors made it almost feel like it was a collection purely serving couture looks you could wear to the funeral of your 4th husband.
A collection that skipped the runway but still managed to catch my eye for the elegant drama it provided. Serving you long sweeping lines accompanied by eyelash fringe and pleats.
This collection didn’t have enough drama for me on the whole EXCEPT for this jumpsuit look because that THIGH SLIT IS UP TO HERE AND I AM HERE FOR IT.
I do truly love Zuhair Murad but this collection was very reminiscent of their typical vibe minus these two pantsuit offerings which were chosen for the cape detailing and fur edging respectively.
I could have done an entire post just on this Elie Saab collection. The notes for the show were “fallen kings, defeated by a fearless and heroic sisterhood . . . bright and brave warrior queens they were, are, and forever will be” and you KNOW I screamed when I read it. Truly go and look at the entire collection because it was so hard to choose only six looks. The colors, the detailing, the headbands, just all of it combined made it one of my favorite collections of all time. Heroic sisterhood warrior queens forever. FOREVER.