8th July 2016
Couture Week AW16
8th July 2016
We love couture week!
There is nothing more exciting then a good couture week! The fashion, the art and the most beautiful creations grace the catwalks for one week only. It's hard not to get excited looking at the amazing new trends that will shape our wardrobes!
There are only 18 brands in the world that qualify for the exclusive title of haute couture. Twice a year they show in Paris for one of the most creative and theatrical fashion shows of the fashion calender.
So we decided to look at the trends of this year's couture week to see how we could get inspired!
What is couture?
Haute means high and couture means sewing. To produce couture, you must be registered with Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris. There are a series of strict regulations concerning the production of couture which are:
- The brand must make 35 separate outfits including day and evening wear
- The brand have to show two collections per year
- Each dress takes 100 -400 hours to make and can cost around $26,000
- Only 2,000 women in the world buy couture with 60% of the sales coming from America.
- The brand must employ 15 people or more.
Chanel : Floral embroidery, Sleek and crisp silhouettes with angler shoulders, feathers, wide cute trousers to give a slightly androgynous feel, beautiful detailing using stones, braids, feathers and stitching. Overlapping panels and jeweled cuffs
Triumph Sculpting Sensation bra. £42
Soft sculpting bra with floral embroidery detail.
Atelier Versace : Mixed textures like lace, silk and cashmere, lavender and red flashes of bright color clashing, sequins, fringing, bare shoulders or off one shoulder gowns,
Lovely red lace detail with gorgeous tassel detail
Valentino: Valentino red, caramel shades, lace detail, white ruffle collars, Elizabethan themed, high collars, black and white contrast.
The Fiona Bra £29.50
Caramel colour, lace detail with beautiful strap detail
Jean Paul Gaultier: Tartan, woodland theme, chunky knits, dominant brown shades juxtaposed with flashes of neon and dark green
Lace Kiss Bralette £15.00
A splash of neon lime!