The charm of Haute Couture

The Spring-Summer 2020 fashion shows in Paris have just ended. Once again, the designers have taken us into the fantastic world of Haute Couture with their spectacular creations.

Among the most spectacular ones we find:

Givenchy’s ‘bride’, wearing a lace dress with a long stiff veil that creates an amazing seashell effect around the model Kaia Gerber; the candid look of Alexis Mabille, who, in a virtuous exercise of style and technical skills, proposes a sort of hooded shoulder cover crafted with box pleats, with contrasting fabrics; Schiaparelli’s asymmetrical constructions and the cascading ruche of Giambattista Valli and Givenchy.

Givenchy / Alexis Mabille / Schiaparelli / Giambattista Valli / Givenchy

As always, Iris Van Herpen looks to the future and creates soft sculptural structures that envelop the body. Ralph & Russo covers it with extra-large pale turquoise corollas. Embroidery and floral designs as well for Rahul Mishra and Chanel, who walked the runway at the Grand Palais, the interior of which has been redesigned into the cloister garden of Obazine Abbey (the orphanage where Coco Chanel spent 6 years of her childhood).

Iris Van Harpen / Ralph & Russo @Ralph & Russo / Rahul Mishra @Rahul Mishra/ Channel

Huge fan of feathers for Valentino’s dress that captures Pierpaolo Piccioli’s beginnings: the mystery of the unconscious world and the strength that can sometimes arise from what we hide.

The seen or unseen effect by Christian Dior, inspired by the ideals of the feminist artist Judy Chicago, creates a collection that is a hymn to femininity and the power of women. Super sexy women appeared in the last great show by Jean Paul Gautier, who retires from the runways to focus on new adventures. During the show-event, over 250 dresses captured the most representative styles of his work: from pin-ups to marinières, from masculine-feminine fashion to dark style, creating an imaginary world as ironic and brilliant as the former child prodigy has always been.

Valentino / Christian Dior / Jean Paul Gautier @Rahul Mishra

By Elisa Nascimbene for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week



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