Can we all stop for a moment and take a bow for Fashion. It’s true that haute couture rhymes with la creme de la creme of fashion’s collections but this 2017 Spring Couture was sartorial art at its best. And while not all collections stroke a sensitive chord in us, some took millions of breaths away.
Or maybe I’ve just had a sabbat of real fashion lately cause of my occasional shallowness but man am I in love today… Can someone already invite me to this year’s Oscars’ so I can wear an Ellie Saab dress? No?
1.John Galliano for Maison Margiela. Shut the front door. It was couture fashion at its best. Incredibly powerful, emotional, and striking. The man is a true artist and he really knows his craft, gives in to it so perfectly, and manages to move his audience.
2. Elie Saab. Being a girly girl with a dash of edge and supreme strength through and through this collection was exactly my fave thing in the world in terms of how to do evening wear but also not lose one’s edgy credibility and drama if you will.
Also… I’ve been watching the Young Pope recently and it may just be me, but damn if not all the couture shows this year were a bit inspired by the ecclesiastic world. The opulence and decadence and grandeur mixed with a sombre and funeral like mood here and there made so many shows unforgettable.
I loved the nude and blue combinations, the see-through, the excessive jewellery and beading, the massive earrings. Perfection.
3. GUO-PEI, speaking of opulence meets ecclesiastic luxury. I was blown away by this dramatic collection, and really truly believed it was one of the best. Statement of art and fashion.
4. Jean Paul Gaultier. No couture show will ever in a billion years be complete without John Galliano and Jean Paul. It was when I was 14 or so that I first saw one of his shows and instantly fell in love with his ability to create art, fashion, and shock. One of the best.
These are my highlights.The rest was amazing of course, but for me… the above is what made my day.
I intentionally excluded Chanel from the list, because I think Karl Lagerfeld had a bit of competition this year and it was kinda nice and refreshing to parade some other names on my highlights list. Chanel was beautiful as it always is, classic, stayed true to its legacy and brought a very icy-winter-crystal-approach to its 2017 couture spring, alongside the stunning and petite Lily Rose Depp.
The rest I felt followed the decadent romantic vibe with the occasional opulence and ecclesiastic twist.
Today, I felt like I loved fashion a bit more, and that’s so fantastic, especially coming after yesterday’s post on the 80’s when I had the same feeling. Hm. Can we all agree fashion is having a major starlight moment this year?!