Paris Fashion Week 2nd Day

Springtime brings the prettiest of flowers. It’s to a décor composed of a bosquet surrounded by a trellis tunnel swathed in climbing roses, ivy and jasmine, with a fountain at its centre, that Karl Lagerfeld invited his guests to discover the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection.

The models crowned with floral hairpieces and tulle veils, are perched on matching booties in tweed, leather or embroidered tulle, with transparent heels. CHANEL’s woman of the season blossoms from beneath layers and layers of silk tulle, chiffon and organza pleated or enriched with botanical embroidery composed of sequins, beads, stones and strass. Feathers caress her shoulders or her ankles, extending the woven tweed and the matte satin. Within this softness, her femininity is expressed through a palette of gentle tones: tender pinks, coral, frosted lemon, mint, grey and pale taupe. Then reaffirmed in more intense colors including black, sparkling silver, ink, fuchsia chlorophyll green and electric blue.

 

© Chanel

 

 

© Chanel

 

 

Delicate and refined, Maison GEORGES HOBEIKA’s Spring-Summer 2018 Couture collection finds its inspiration in Greek civilization‘s ancient magnificence. This collection is a tribute to the richness of that culture and to the variety of its heritage, whose influence continues to exercise its irresistible seductions on humanity.

 

© Georges Hobeika

 

The bride by Georges Hobeika. © Georges Hobeika

 

Fury, fervor, effervescence! For his first couture fashion show in Paris, Rani Zakhem celebrates life and joy in incandescent metaphors. Fire is the essential element of this sumptuous yet relaxed collection, dedicated to a volcanic woman.

As devouring as ethereal, the sacred element comes in pyrotechnic explosions and cascades of gold, drawn by embroideries of arachnoid crystals of lava on the black of a sheath whose draped top splits into a deep “V” neckline.

 

© Rani Zakhem

 

The bride by Rani Zakhem. © Rani Zakhem