Couture collections showcase the most outstanding artistry, skill and attention to detail, using the highest quality fabrics and most intricate embellishments.
Chanel recreated the atelier as the backdrop to their collection, highlgihting the importance of the process and the skilled workers behind the scenes. Chanel‘s iconic boxy silhouettes were embellished with golden beads, threads and 3D florals, and accessorised with ruched velvet boots.
Fendi used the Trevi Fountain in Rome as the stunning backdrop for their couture show. Models walked across a transparent floor suspended above the water to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the house. The collection was inspired by magical, northern fairy tales, illustrated in the princess-like garments.
Versace emphasised draping in their collection, moving away from their signature sexy silhouette. Highlights were a green-to-pink ombre wrap coat encrusted in subtle embellishment, and a flowing lilac-to-sand dress with satin draping at the hips.
Giambattista Valli showcased puffed sleeve and mini skirt combos, with dramatic ruffle necks. Fur coats were embellished with jewels, diamond brooches and tasseled belts.
Schiaparelli channelled their eccentric history, exploring the house’s summer 1938 circus show. Abstract faces and collaged shapes, combined with gold lamé, luxurious jacquards and fun embellishments.
Elie Saab‘s collection was inspired by the city of New York, with skyscraper windows embellishment. Intricate 3D florals, decorated with crystal beaded birds and feathers sewn onto Chantilly lace and soft velvet.
Viktor and Rolf‘s collection illustrated how re-using and up-cycling can be utilised in a luxe way, by creating new handwoven fabrics using offcuts from their archive. The result was a playful clash of colours and prints, with crushed top hats creating a victorian vagabond mood.
USP: Couture collections continue to inspire for surface embellishment, pattern, print and material trends.