Couture week – when the die hard fashion girls travel to the world’s most romantic city to lose themselves in shimmering, gauzy fashion dreams. I sadly, have been losing my mind in the arctic tundra that is Toronto – keeping warm with thoughts of haute couture circus clowns, articles of clothing made of oversized bows and the most expressive fashion season of the year.
My latest discovery & one of my favourite collections from Spring 2019 Couture week is Alexandre Vauthier. A little reminiscent of Hedi Slimane’s Celine Spring 2019 collection – black & white & bubble dresses. will forever be my uniform. Very wearable couture collection & I can’t wait to keep my eye on Alexandre Vautiher.
Opposition at Chanel with light and fresh atmosphere. The models adorned in sophisticated couture contrasted, with edgy hair – stiff with hairspray & charcoal black eye makeup paired with the rock & roll red lipstick. Karl proves, there will always more room for marabou feathers in the fashion world.
My favourite collection for Spring 2019 Couture by a mile was when Christian Dior brought the circus to Paris. Maria Grazia Chiuri has only done the most wonderful things for the fashion house, and believe you me I have adored Dior since John Galliano was sending his models down the runway in couture which was a closer resemblance to costume than clothing. This glittering collection was wonderfully feminine, enchanting and classic from start to finish. Tear drop eye makeup, sparkly swim caps & Mary Janes. The models dressed as the most glamorous clowns came down a harlequin runway inside an actual circus tent. Now, I love derivation in fashion more than anyone & circus & clown themes will forever be my favourite fashion, couture, editorial inspiration for ever and for always.
This collection from Giambattista Valli draws direct parallels to Alexandre Vauthier above & Hedi Sliman’es Celine Spring 2019 collection, but I’m not mad. Black & white neutrals & bows will never be out of fashion so long as I’m concerned. This collection brings new silhouettes to the table – I’m so glad the days of bandage dresses and structured clothing is behind us. Can we please never bring form fitting clothing back, like ever, thanks. I’ve always been down to dress like stick of cotton candy – legs sticking out the bottom of a swath of fluffy, gauzy cloud of fabric. The sparkly babydoll dress with demure satin bow is so sexy in an understated way, j’adore.
Pushing the envelope at Givenchy is not new. Some more circus inspiration with a black & sheer harlequin print. I’m incredibly relieved to see the oversized bow trend isn’t going anywhere soon.
Thank you for reading, tell me your favourite collection below.
photos courtesy of Vogue.com