Haute Couture SS 2017

Mythical patterns and Chinese shadow play at Schiaparelli and George Hobeika. Egyptian influences at Elie Saab and tribute to Dalida for Rani Zakhem. Grand fancy ball dress worth of a fairy tale at Dior. Delicate and graceful sensuality at Chanel. Straight and minimalist silhouette at Valentino. Contemporary femininity at Ralph & Russo and festive designs at George Chakra. From Paris to Rome, the couture collections for spring-summer 2017 parade light and airy.

 

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

 

© Maison Rabih Kayrouz

 

The refined style of the Lebanese creator is tinted with primary colors, with form and volume as usual. A collection that gives a foretaste about autumn 2017.

 

Valentino

 

© Valentino

 

Strength and subtlety for the first solo collection of Pierpaolo Piccioli. Pleated column dresses, wool pleated capes Watteau … Pleated, transparency and embroidery in a pure pastel palette.

 

Ralph & Russo

 

© Ralph & Russo

 

Haute Couture merging with accuracy into geometry, metallic reflections, flowery prints and a touch of athletics. Ralph & Russo reinterpret contemporary femininity through contrasts.

 

Georges Hobeika

 

© Georges Hobeika

 

The dragon, the fan, the flower. Mythical patterns of the Asian civilization inspire the Collection. Hand embroidered luxurious fabrics, bouquets of sequins, anthologies of pearls, intense and joyful shades.

 

Schiaparelli

 

© Schiaparelli

 

Opulence and simplicity, for the «Chinoiserie at the Heart» collection. Japanese kimonos and Chinese hanfus, favored by Elsa Schiaparelli. Between the shell and the armor of samurai, scales of bronze jacquard set with pearls form a mini-cape for the evening.

 

Chanel

 

© Chanel

 

In a decoration inspired by the 1930s and Art Deco, the setting recalls the mirrors that reflect the grand staircase leading to the Haute Couture salons of Chanel. Wearing pumps in silver leather or leggings, the models have an extremely feminine appearance: structured shoulders, marked waist and slightly raised, to unveil their beautiful hips.

 

Elie Saab

 

© Elie Saab

 

Tribute to the Egypt of the beginning of the 20th century. Palette with shades of grey, white, blue, pink … Stars, symbols, flowing fabrics, fine embroideries reminiscent of Doumyat palms, Arabic calligraphy motifs on tulle, lace and muslin.

 

Dior

 

© Dior

 

Labyrinth of fairy tales for the first couture collection of Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior. Evening dresses in changing colors, powdered (purple, blue, pink, grey), embroidered stars on gold tulle, and symbols of tarots painted by hand.

 

Georges Chakra

 

© Georges Chakra

 

A festive flight inspired by the wedding of his daughter, the Couture Collection for Spring-Summer 2017 by designer George Chakra was presented at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris as part of Fashion Week. Collection haloed with white light, covered with pastel shades, dawn tones, bluish reflections and the whole range of roses.

 

Zuhair Murad

 

© Zuhair Murad

 

Collection inspired by the country of the Rising Sun. Explosion of colored lights, crystals illuminating a jet taffeta, draped, knots, creases, moss green, fire red, fuchsia pink, lurex, beaded silk, puffy sleeves.

 

Toni Ward

 

© Toni Ward

 

Jean Paul Gaultier

 

© Jean Paul Gaultier

 

Embroidered bouquet of golden ears, wrapped in a corset of sunny leather, swirl of hibiscus flowers, garden of daisies, hatching of sunflowers or fields of ribbons … The Gaultier woman of this season is rural but remains terribly modern.

 

Stéphane Rolland

 

© Stéphane Rolland

 

Monumental dresses carved in organza, gazar or woolen crêpe. The silhouette is asymmetrical, the collars are cloudy, gold halos encircle the bust. A collection never stilted in time or space.

 

Rami Kadi

 

© Rami Kadi

 

In a whirlwind of beauty, magic and sumptuousness, the designer takes us into the fabulous world of Disney. Eight dresses in soft and shimmering colors … Jabots, romantic or laser cut, tiny and multiform mirrors, embroidery … One thing is for sure: Prince Charming is there.

 

Dany Atrache

 

© Dany Atrache

 

Secret gardens. Fairy, fluid and airy collection for a romantic muse. Silk with pastel hues, muslin mingles with organza, lace with guipure, silk satin with embroidery of flowers. A true ode to the light declined in yellow, water green, aqua blue, mauve, white and silver…

 

Ziad Nakad

 

© Ziad Nakad

 

Butterfly of Paradise. Sparkling bouquet of summer flowers. Laser cutouts, three-dimensional shapes, embroidery reminiscent of the structure of the butterfly. Bold touch, varied cuts, pastel chromatic range, salmon pink, sky blue, glossy gray, honey, set or bronze belts, Swarovski crystals.

 

Rani Zakhem

 

© Rani Zakhem

 

Dalida Universe, Disco years. Lavish Cloakroom, vertiginous neckline. Stage costumes interpreted in evening dresses. On silk organza, shades of lilac, yellow, tender green, anise, pink, blue, carmine, red, black, white and gold. Assymmetrical bust, fluid combinations, and everywhere sequins, glitter and crystals.