Haute couture week gave us some stunning ideas which we think will definitely make their way into the streets.
The recently concluded Paris Haute Couture Week Fall/Winter 2023-24, hit the brief with awe-inspiring creations on the runway showcasing fashion artistry at its best. This season celebrated the fusion of artistic craftsmanship and wearable styles featuring body-hugging silhouettes while introducing a myriad of fresh trends and artistic elements to the world of fashion.
When it comes to haute couture, elaborate one-of-a-kind designs are to be anticipated, but that doesn’t mean the trends seen on the catwalks can’t be imitated in everyday life. Thom Browne, a relative newcomer, displayed his first line of traditional grey suiting pieces at the stunning Palais Garnier, a place for opera. At Alaa, Pieter Mulier displayed his great aptitude for elegant design, and at Balenciaga, Demna experimented with new shapes.
The stunning backgrounds utilised for the couture presentation unquestionably boosted the enthusiasm around the outfits. After all, the meticulous effort of luxury ateliers resulted in these couture collections. The majority of the customers consist of celebrities. They are seeking unique designs or personalised apparel to adorn their enormous wardrobes while they await the perfect occasion, such as a red-carpet event or charity gala.
Even for people who cannot buy or adopt these outfits into their daily life, Haute Couture provides a fascinating glimpse into the creative impulses of designers. These collections, which were created with substantial budgets and access to the world’s best craftspeople, are meant to fascinate and inspire.
While the concept of understated luxury has largely dominated high-end fashion discourse in recent seasons, you will find an array of striking creations in this realm. From exquisite rosettes to XXL bows, these are the six boldest fashion upcoming trends straight from the runways.
Haute Couture Fashion week showcased the emergence of golden goddesses. These ensembles veered towards a more fluid gold tone rather than an armour-like finish, making it an ideal trend to recreate at home with a refined gold dress.
Spotted at: Iris Van Herpen, Maison Sara Chraibi, Jean Paul Gaultier.
The bows showcased in this season’s Haute Couture collections were truly extraordinary in their size. Designers such as ArdAzAei, Viktor & Rolf, and Rahul Mishra skillfully incorporated meticulously tied XXL bows into their ensembles. We enthusiastically suggest embracing the voluminous trend observed on the runway by incorporating a top with an oversized bow tie or by adding a detachable bow or luxurious ribbon belt to your accessories collection.
Spotted at: ArdAzAei, Viktor & Rolf, Rahul Mishra.
From beachy destination weddings to quiet courthouse ceremonies, contemporary brides seek dresses that break away from the traditional princess silhouette. This season, designers, including Chanel, Rahul Mishra, and Thom Browne, cater to this group by thinking beyond conventions and presenting their clients with something unique, hyper-specific to their chosen wedding type, and entirely unexpected.
Spotted at: Chanel, Rahul Mishra, Thom Browne.
While floral motifs have long been a staple in fashion, this fall/winter season sees the eternal presence of garden blooms. Embroidered and printed roses take centre stage, adorning exquisite gowns showcased by renowned brands like Armani Privé, Chanel, and Giambattista Valli. Exquisite 3-D rosettes become a key element to add an extra dimension to the trend, with textured designs blossoming on the looks, particularly notable at Armani Privé.
Spotted at: Armani Privé, Giambattista Valli, Chanel.
GLAMOROUS BEJEWELLED GITZ
Haute Couture garments are known for taking a team of highly skilled seamstresses hundreds of hours to create. This fact becomes readily apparent when examining pieces from the Tony Ward, Fendi, and Elie Saab runways, which featured not only jewel-encrusted designs but also, in many cases, sheer fabrics. To channel this glamorous and indulgent trend, consider scaling it down to a single element like a crop top or accessory.
Spotted at: Fendi, Tony Ward, Elie Saab.
Corset-style tops have remained a prominent trend. However, the Schiaparelli, Zuhair Murad, and Ashi Studio collections took this trend to new heights during couture week. While there are plenty of ready-to-wear brands offering corsets for purchase, we suggest opting for sheer fabrics or tops with visible boning details to fully embrace this trend and bring it into your own wardrobe.
Spotted at: Schiaparelli, Zuhair Murad, Ashi Studio.