Couture Round-Up 2014

Paris Couture Week is among my favourite events in the fashion Calendar. It’s like being transported into another world; a beautiful peek inside a designers mind. 2014 has been one of my favourites, and this year’s collections are certainly going to take some beating!

Chanel
Lagerfeld’s show was an array of Bouclé, A-line skirts, Mohicans and glitter in a 30’s style apartment set, decorated with contemporary exposed concrete and gilt logo emblazoned mirrors.

While Cara Delevingne wasn’t model of the moment, Kendall Jenner floated down the runway looking stunning. The shoes featured were all Chanel flip-flops- when did they become so versatile and elegant?
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The talking point of the show was Ashley Good, donning the Chanel wedding dress with her very large bump. That is one very well dressed baby!

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I adored this show and it really paid tribute and homage to Coco Chanel. I also loved the ombré eyeliner that went from silver to gold- a very wearable trend.

Dior
This show was an enchanting wall of white orchards, which complemented the show of silk frock coats and sweeping ball skirts. Mules were the shoe of the show, which are very popular at the moment so I’m definitely keeping hold of mine!

I adore the fairy tale style at the moment and Dior definitely optimised the trend.
Raf Simmons really focuses on future trends but he split this show into eight sections all focusing on different eras. Sweeping long line coats from the Edwardian period were stunning and really could be incorporated into many outfits, not just couture.

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This was such an elegant collection and I loved how relaxed the hair was. Just a simple tumbled curl- very easy to do yourself. It really continued the natural look featured in London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter this year.

Elie Saab
This was my favourite collection by far! It was simply stunning. The gowns and wedding dresses were an absolute dream. At his Couture show, Saab was focused exclusively on after-dark. He made his point by lining the back of the runway with chandeliers, which were illuminated just moments before the first model made her grand entrance.

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The gowns were embroidered with beads and feathers, taking the flapper dress to a whole new level. I adored both the location and setting of the show. The chandeliers made the ambience of the room truly beautiful, and set off the detail on the dress perfectly.20140722-122621 pm-44781236.jpg

I loved the watercolour print designs on this dress, it really shows this trend in all of its beauty.

I would say this has been one of my favourite Couture Weeks yet- I’m definitely looking forward to many more.

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