all of them just debuted their latest haute couture creations last week. Scroll down and see all our favourite, most luxe runway looks from Fall 2019 Couture Week in Paris!
Elie Saab has always been one of our most favourites from couture week, and this season he had done it again. This collection still had the Elie Saab signature all over it, but it’s evolving. It was like he’s taking more risk in designing this collection. Just look at the red gown! Oh, and we can not get over the kimono inspired looks, so gorgeous. The whole collection had this new silhouette and it was not bad at all.
Fendi continued to impress us, because this was one fabulous collection! Karl Lagerfeld successfully trained a fantastic Atelier at Fendi and he would have been very proud seeing this collection. Pastel shades of citrus, rose quartz, and jade were used in this collection, and please just look at the details, they just came together beautifully!
The collection featured sweeping lines of romantic, voluminous empress dresses, the extravagance of a pair of grand mosaic-printed organza ballgowns, tulle dresses completed with furs, and trousers were created in stunning silk — simply an amazing craftsmanship. You can see some 70’s glamour and hippie style for the inspiration, but they still felt very modern too. So it’s actually a perfect combination. It’s great that it’s wearable and actually very modern. Literally breathtaking.
Some people might find this collection boring, but for us, it’s another elegant collection from Clare Waight Keller. It’s very chic and powerful. The shape of the pieces, the cut, pattern, were all so fabulously dramatic, but wearable. The use of feather might be a little overdone on some of the looks, but the extravagance of feathers descending from beneath the hem of a black mourning gown was just stunning. The whole collection was sharp and graphics as always and it felt quite comfortable. PS: The pink cape was to die for!
Guo Pei’s couture collection this time was called “Alternate Universe” that read as a Neil Gaiman-esque mythology in which goddesses of all creeds mingle among mortals — and the looks actually represented that. Guo Pei used cream, metallic, and grey for the color palette, showing us the cohesiveness reminiscent of Greek statuary. The detailing, construction, and embellishments on the pieces were absolutely incredible too and our mind were blown seeing the whole collection.
IRIS VAN HERPEN
Ok, first of all, the formula for Iris van Herpen’s collections actually felt quite the same after some years, but still, we were mesmerized by the quality of this couture season collection. Although with the same formula, the materials, techniques, and silhouettes here are constantly evolving. Her attention to details, such as embroidery and other handcrafts is assured.
This season’s theme was movement and it was inspired by the wind-powered kinetic outdoor work of American artist Anthony Howe, who created the “Omniverse” installation that hung above the runway. We were in awe when we looked at the laser-cut printed dresses that seemed to vibrate with every step. There is this one dress that even looked like a stream of ink in water cascading down the body — and it’s printed over a shimmering fabric, it was magical. In short, Iris van Herpen blew our minds again for visually arresting shows, so aesthetically pleasing.