Haute couture is the world’s fashion way of innovating by showcasing gowns and garments that took over hundreds of hours to be made. They are undeniably pure depiction of exquisite craftsmanship and creativity. Fashion lovers wait for these extravagant shows to enjoy the beauty of various collections from famous designers. With numerous trends spotted across the runways, this season was certainly up to the level of expectations and pleasing to the eyes.
From the dramatic beauty looks to the magnificent detailed-oriented gowns, the trend list for 2016’s spring couture season can be never-ending. Here are some of the trends which definitely caught my eyes:
- Chanel haute couture pouch
Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection features belts and mobile phone pouches, which are as elegant as the corresponding outfits. This is something that can be handy for many fashion girls. How amazing would it be to have a Chanel pouch to keep your mobile phone? As stated by Karl Lagerfeld, “This is our new bag (…), identical to those used by 15th century ladies of the manor to carry their keys; any other accessory would be too much”.
- Tulles and Ruffles at Giambattista Valli
The couture SS16 collection is an explosion of tulles, ruffles and flowers for the Italian designer. The inspiration comes from the Parisian gardens including the Tuileries, Jardin du Luxembourg and Parc de Bagatelle; especially to pay tribute to the City of lights after the November terrorist attacks in Paris. The voluminous pleating of his final gowns look absolutely exquisite.
- The Lilac color at Giorgio Armani, Elie Saab & Zuhair Murad
This romantic hue is definitely here for a change from the usual nudes and white tones which have dominated the runways previously. Lilac is the color of royalty; mixed with delicate fabrics and designs, it resulted into the most spectacular gowns on the runways of couture week. Will it be seen more on the upcoming red carpets this year? Let’s wait and see.
- Braids and snake headpieces at Valentino
This hairstyle looks familiar to you? May be that’s because it looks a lot like the one you might see in The Game of thrones. Braids are definitely very trendy for the moment and that’s something any girl can try. The golden snake headpiece is surely what makes it more enticing (replacing the common floral headpiece).
- Florals at Ralph & Russo and Giambattista Valli
The refreshing floral collection at Ralph & Russo as well as Giambattista Valli shows are pure bliss to the eyes. Embodying delicate femininity and decadent elegance, the gowns are simply extraordinary. There were hand-painted peonies and tulips in sapphire, blush pink and lavender grey, encrusted like jewels on the gowns at Ralph and Russo.
- Chanel’s Croissant hair
The hair stylist Sam McKnight created a thick croissant-style retro bun, falling at the neck with a straight center-parting. This hairstyle didn’t leave anyone indifferent for sure. The latter was actually inspired by a 1932 Picasso sculpture.