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The haute couture runway shows for Fall 2015- Paris, France
have finished for another season.
As expected, the presentations featured designs on the
ultimate level of fashion spectrum.
The term haute couture is French, translating to mean:
haute – high, elegant
couture – dress making, sewing.
Haute couture designs are bespoke pieces, which are:
works of fashion art and of singular beauty
with details of the avant garde
custom-made for individual clients
hand crafted and labour intensive
produced from the finest materials
accompanied by a price tag to match.
For a design house to be considered haute couture
it must be registered with the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris-
an association administered by the French Department of Industry.
During the 19th century, haute couture garments-
as symbols of high status,
were worn by ladies of the French elite.
After WWII, the haute couture industry was at the height of its glory.
Today, it comprises a small sector of the fashion industry
not a money-maker but continued as reverence for the past
and the element of associated prestige bestowed.
From the Paris runways for Haute Couture, Fall 2015
a few Favlook – Lookfav Favourites:
(images from style.com):
Viktor and Rolf
by design duo, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren
Framed in “wearable art”
Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition
by designer, Alberta Ferretti
by designer, Ulyana Sergeenko
Form fit / shoulders bared
girdwork and floral appliques
by designer, John Galliano
hard / soft sculpturals
by designer, Giambattista Valli
by designer, Bertrand Guyon
Colour, brocade, faux fur
presented in ’50s silhouette
by designer, Jean Paul Gaultier
Fun and whimsy
on land: rawhide geometrics
at sea: marinière stripes
by Karl Lagerfeld
feathers and fluff