Lots of people tend to ignore Couture Week. After all, who, apart from celebrities attending red carpet events, would possibly have an occasion to wear those gowns? Well there are a couple of good reasons to keep an eye on Couture Week and the main one is because trends do originate from there. We saw sneakers in the last Couture Week and now sneakers are incredibly popular in ready-to-wear. I guarantee there will be trends from this Couture Week that we will soon be wearing.
With that in mind, I’m going to show you guys some of my favourite looks from Couture Week as well as the trends that I think will continue to ready-to-wear. Designers include Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Maison Martin Margiela, Elie Saab, Giorgio Armani Prive, Giambattista Valli and Versace.
Sheer – Sheer isn’t going anywhere, sheer skirts in particular. Bad news for the ladies that want to hibernate their legs this autumn winter. Be a little playful with the sheer skirt, keep it lady like with the longer pencil length, but mix prints for something a little more youthful.
Full Skirt – the full skirt came out in dresses, skirts and even coats. It’s a very flattering style on most shapes and sizes. Try a skirt with pleats for a look with a little less volume. Tone down the style with a casual tee or cami.
Spots and Stripes- I loved the different spots and stripes in Couture Week. In particular the fourth outfit below with the different sized polka dots. Such a pretty, playful look. Petite ladies, stick to vertical stripes to add length to your body.
White – the all white outfit is a favourite of mine. It’s fresh and can look incredibly elegant. Add touches of grey, silver or gold to break up the look, like Chanel did. Or you could add a strong colour like a bright blue shoe or bag.
The Full Length Coat – Ok so full length coats were really only featured in Dior, but they are so flawless I really couldn’t leave them out. Effortless, chic, and so versatile, the full length coat is going to be a staple this coming season. Hunt down a suitable style for your shape and wear it to death.
Red – Red is a flattering colour on most skin tones. If red seems too much for your wardrobe, I can relate. I stick to a palette of black, white and grey mainly. Instead, try starting with a red lipstick or sweater and work your way to a hot red dress!
Graphic Monochrome – Graphic, structured, monochrome – these outfits are very ‘me’. I love how modern each look is, and many of them are easy to recreate. Although I don’t know if I’ll be recreating the boiler suit any time soon.
For the Red Carpet – Ok so maybe these dresses won’t be making their way into the ready-to-wear trends soon, but we can look forward to seeing some of them on the red carpet. You can guarantee that there will be many stunning Elie Saab dresses gracing the red carpet very soon.
Ruffles – Similar to the red carpet dresses, these looks are not your average every day look. I hope to see one or two stars attempt these incredible looks on the red carpet. They have such impact and really stand out from the crowd.
Couture week is over for another season. I think it was a very strong collection of looks. There is huge potential to see many of these looks in ready-to-wear in the coming months.
I will get around to posting my outfit round up for last week soon. It was a crazy busy weekend, so I’m a little behind but I’ll catch up soon!
Photo Credit: Vogue.co.uk