We have all been on tenterhooks waiting to see what designs would be rolling out in this season’s Couture Week. Suffice it to say that we were beyond satisfied with the sass-and-frills spectacle that was Paris Fashion Week 2018.
And speaking of frills, we can’t get enough of Giambattista Valli’s ballet pink reminder that there is no such thing as too cool for tulle! Flaunting equally playful and girly designs, Schiaparelli’s ethereal, blue gown was worthy of a Seelie fairy queen, while Chanel’s utilization of wispy feathers also made a statement in favor of feminine pastels for the season!
However, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier would probably argue that there is nothing more sensually tantalizing than a lady in red. Iris van Herpen and Viktor and Rolf took a more futuristic approach with chic laser cut designs that are, to say the least, on the cutting edge of modern fashion.
In contrast, Givenchy and Elie Saab drew inspiration from the dazzling elegance of the Roaring Twenties with vintage-beaded detailing and fringe. Maison Margiela then thrilled us with vibrant splashes of neon that were ready to take it outside to the street-style scene, while Alexandre Vauthier delivered a nod to the 80s and a New Romantic movement.
All in all, Couture Week has been a delightfully ephemeral experience that’s already over too soon. We will be anxiously anticipating the next season of fashion lines, though we must say, the bar has been set pretty high for them!
Written by: Briana McNair
Visual by: Olga Sorokina