Paris played host to the spring 2017 haute couture shows this season, presenting the very best of high fashion. Here we have created our top 5 favourite of the Haute Couture Spring 2017 shows:
The Chanel Couture show happened inside Grand Palais with white interiors and slim-panned mirrored screen — this installation was inspired by Coco Chanel’s mirrored stairway in her studio. It started with a few collection of Chanel suits in candy colors, and then the half-end of the show, Karl Lagerfeld showed us an intense use of crystal embroideries and fur, and also his feather obsession. Model wore gowns that were dripping with sparkle and cinched with belts. They were all so pretty. The show closed by Lily-Rose Depp as the couture bride who wore this gorgeous ruffled pink gown. This collection is, in one word, spectacular.
This season is Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first haute couture collection for Dior, and she has done an amazing job. Dresses that sweeped the floor, looking very romantic in laces in tulles, gloriously embellished with flowers embroideries and lingerie straps. Model sported Stephen Jones headgears that featured flowers and feathers, footwear ranged from kitten heels to boots. It’s exquisite. The collection looked like a fairytale we wanted to live in.
It’s impossible to make a top 5 Haute Couture collection list without including Elie Saab’s. The whole collection featured the most beautiful evening look we’ve ever seen. Presenting a range of gowns in sheer tulle with pale blue and silver embroidery. Nude gowns just got even prettier with oriental gold and crystal embroideries, which matched the beading on the dresses, completed with a back cape with luxe fabrics. This couture collection actually feels like home, especially for us who lived in Indonesia and very often sees wedding dresses (the Kebaya) adorned in beautiful jewels. We can imagine having a wedding gown inspired by this collection.
Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo Haute Couture collection made our jaw drop. They showed us dozens of fantastical gowns: white tulle ballgown with ruffle skirt, gowns showered with silk petals, pearls, sequins, and ostrich feathers. This one beautiful slim dress adorned in silver foil fringe and feathers looked so lovely, it’s our favourite. The whole collection was a showstopper.
This is one of the highly anticipated debuts on couture week, because this collection was Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first solo show for Valentino. The designer took inspiration from Greek gods, resulting a range of models walking and adorned in muted pastel gowns that looked so simple but super delicate at the same time. The collection was ethereal and very calm. In short, these are the dresses that dreams are made of.
Which one is your favourite?