Although many of you still think that fall is somewhere in the distant future, but for fashion connoisseurs, the Fall shows are already over and done with since spring. However, the most spectacular of them all, the Fall Haute Couture shows wrapped up their fairy-tale walks less than a month ago.
What can we retain from the most sought after fashion designers who presented their most exclusivist and fashion-outstanding collections for fall?
1. Masculin is feminine
Coco knew that the secret to a well-dressed woman is to wear men’s clothes! Armani does it for years with success, now more have joined the Masculine Haute Couture trend by sending suit-like cuts on models walking down the catwalk. (Alexandre Vauthier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Viktor&Rolf)
2. Stick your leg out!
Now we’re not saying that Angelina had a thing in launching this because leg slits have been around for a loooong time before she marbled out her pin through the black velvet of her Versace gown! But maybe, just maybe she helped pushing this drama a little further? So many designers made leg slits a must wear for Fall! (Alexandre Vauthier, Alexis Mabille, Atelier Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Maison Martin Margiela, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino, Zuhair Murad)
3. Fur is luxury!
Peta would strongly disagree, but as far as Haute Couture goes, there’s nothing to scream luxury better than a fur throw or generous fur trimmings.. Or better! All-around fur coat-like-dresses! (Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Atelier Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli, Maison Martin Margiela, Ulyana Sergeenko, Schiaparelli)
4. 50 Shades of Grey!
The very famous screen adaptation of the best-selling book with the same name is scheduled for release in 2015 (Valentine’s Day), fashion designers couldn’t have missed such an overwhelmingly talked-about topic…ahem color for this upcoming fall/winter season! (Chanel, Ulyana Sergeenko, Vionnet, Zuhair Murad)
5. Layered graphic prints!
It takes a special extra fashion sense to mix different prints together! To make it easier, designers layer their prints directly, making graphic games contrasting and strong, a certified trend for the 2014/2014 fall/winter fashion! (Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Giambattista Valli, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino, Zuhair Murad)
6. Shorts are Haute!
Just as we didn’t see skinny jeans coming out of Haute Couture drawing boards (Chanel, anyone?), the arrival of shorts is as unexpected as is impetuously omnipresent! From just above-the-knee shorts (Lagerfeld for Chanel) to swimsuit-like shorts (Zuhair Murad), Haute Couture collections needed at least one pair of shorts to make the new designs relevant and present! (Armani Prive, Chanel, Zuhair Murad)
7. Onesies are Chic!
Utilitarian style is confirming its stronghold on fashion yet another season. The Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Haute Couture shows put some worksuits on high heels (Raf Simons sent his Lady Dior in a NASA-suit on the catwalk) and called them ‘couture’. Yves Saint Laurent would disagree… (Alexandre Vauthier, Alexis Mabille, Christian Dior, Ulyana Sergeenko, Schiaparelli)
The Haute Couture shows felt haunted by Street Fashion Pirates, sniffing around and shredding to pieces whatever precious sartorial piece of evidence fell through heir hard-working hands! Let’s all keep hope alive for next year another High Fashion season will maybe bring more inspired designs and better, more exquisite sartorial proof that Couture is not dead. Yet. (all images styledotcom)