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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”

couture, f15

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Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition

by designer, Alberta Ferretti

18th century-inspired

Rock -a- Rococo

couture, f15

couture, f15

by designer, Ulyana Sergeenko

Form fit  / shoulders bared

girdwork and floral appliques

couture, f15couture, f15

Maison Margiela

by designer, John Galliano

Contradictions

hard / soft sculpturals

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by designer, Giambattista Valli

Textural trousers

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Schiaparelli

by designer, Bertrand Guyon

Colour,  brocade, faux fur

presented in ’50s silhouette

couture, f15,couture, f15,

by designer, Jean Paul Gaultier

Fun and whimsy

on land:  rawhide geometrics

at sea:  marinière stripes

couture, f15, gaultier _ULY5179

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from Chanel

by Karl Lagerfeld

Touchables

feathers and fluff

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