Viktor & Rolf
Charles Frederick Worth the Father of Haute Couture. The first Couturier began in 1858. The term Haute Couture was coined in 1908 meaning High Fashion and By Hand.
Let’s take a look at this season’s presentations always shown in the current season, Spring in January and Fall in July. Always amazing, sometimes quirky, always trendsetting, always the laboratory of Fashion….here we go and not in any order of presentations. There were over 30 houses that showed, lots of the names you know, Chanel, Dior, Valentino, Armani, Margiela, and many new names to watch. As well as a couple of Fall 2018 ready-to-wear collections from the states, such as Proenza Schouler.
I’ll start with Chanel this time…as always Lagerfeld does not disappoint in his staging, this time a garden theme and inspired by Mademoiselle herself from a classic Cecil Beaton portrait (dying to see the documentary on him…need to be vigilant in finding when and where it will show…let me know if you know, please!) Too magnificent for my words…just enjoy. You can always view the shows on the designer’s websites or stream them on YouTube…what did we do before technology, don’t even remember.
And 2018’s interpretation…glorious!
Lots of white and pastels, pale pink, in particular, which was shown in many of the Spring 2018 Shows in the Fall, in the Chanel Collection, along with appliqued flowers embellished with jeweled beading.
The Dior collection was primarily black and white with a few nude tones and pale pastels here and there. I thought the black and white pieces were exquisite, very wearable and timeless from the day pieces through the elegance of the evening gowns, Total red carpet ready. I also liked the simple one strap gold sandal with all! Another accessory seen in more than one collection…the mask, are we getting ready for another try at a Capote Black and White ball, how exciting!
Valentino does feathers as hats, feathers were everywhere, and the collection had fabulous color combinations and exciting prints.
Giambattista Valli always the showman who does unbelievably beautiful gowns.
Jean Paul Gaultier never disappoints, love this androgynous outfit.I actually found this collection to be quite wearable for him!Armani Privé
Maison Margiela….don’t quite know what this is but perhaps after I study it a bit more I will get its brilliance! We shall see…….
Valentino…I thought this was great fun my friend Virginia Heaven hated it! Such is the debate over Haute Couture!
Another Viktor & Rolf
So much more to include but I have shown you some of the highlights of what appealed to me…the good, the trends to watch in the upcoming Fall Collections and the strange….On to the major four markets for Fall 2018, can’t wait….let’s see what our little eyes will spy….
Nena, you’re the very best! Thank you for uplifting my morning and stirring my imagination. I now feel as if Spring is actually around the corner.
Oh my Sheila what a compliment….thank you so much and thank you for your support of nenasnotes. Lunch soon, please.
Thank you for the introduction to this years fashion. I love the photos and your commentary. More please!
Thanks Tommy. Glad you enjoyed today’s post. I always appreciate your comments and your continuing support and interest in nenasnotes.
Another lovely write up! Heard from my French friends that Karl Lagerfeld’s garden show in person was magnificent! Thank you for the photos.
Thanks Kristin. The Chanel set looks divine.