Paris Fashion Week First Day

The world of Haute Couture is a place where there are no limits to pushing boundaries by using new techniques and materials. That’s what Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled in her latest Dior Couture collection as an ode to Surrealism.

 

Dior Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 Finale. © Adrien Dirand

 

Our selection from Dior catwalk.

 

1- Cocktail dress embroidered with porcelain-colored beads and ivory pleated tulle skirt.

2- Trompe-l’oeil dress embroidered with metallic sequins, gray pleated tulle train.

3- Ball gown with feathered wing embroideries.

 

 

1- Black organza and tulle bustier dress with layered feather embroideries inspired by the design Faubourg Saint-Honoré from spring-summer 1949.

2- Illusion stripe structured evening dress and woven black horsehair cage.

3- Black ensemble, embroidered tulle shirt with tie and draped skirt, inspired by the design Drags from spring-summer 1948.

 

The blending of African and European cultures reveals a collection of contemporary deities or modern apparitions of a cosmopolitan femininity at Elsa Schiaparelli.

 

© Schiaparelli

 

 

© Schiaparelli

 

For this Spring Summer 2018 Couture collection of Tony Ward, these consistent yet random and complex patterns of fractals are handcrafted on dresses made of lace, organza, embroidered tulle and laser-cut satin.

The color palette is all about rose, lilac, light green, greige and cream; giving a light and delicate summery feel to the collection while softening the otherwise intricate details of the embroideries.

 

© Tony Ward

 

 

The bride by Tony Ward. © Tony Ward

 

Cocktail dresses and opulent multi-layered gowns for the italian designer Giambattista Valli.

 

© Giambattista Valli

 

 

© Giambattista Valli

 

Iris van Herpen presented her latest Couture collection, titled ʻLudi Naturaeʼ, on January 22nd, 2018 at the Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie in Paris.
For this collection the designer examined the natural and manmade landscapes of our world from a birdʼs-eye view, tracing the laws of entropy.

 

© Iris Van Herpen