Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Paris Creative: Striking Runway Looks


 - Junko Shimada -

Haute Couture is beautiful. However, the hand-crafted fantasy of this style of creative couture is increasingly becoming overshadowed with the fast fab quotient ... the bling add-ons of studs, glitter, feathers and stones.

I prefer Paris Fashion Week ... It is the week to see the true exploration of creativity and craftsmanship. I love the draped silhouettes, the structured, architectural-style cuts, the interesting textures and combinations, in addition to seeing new twists on an established brand's signature technique.

Here are some of my favorites from the runways...


Allude





Louis Vuitton





Harry Halim





Iris Van Halpern





Valentino

 




Chanel

 





Esteban Cortazar

  





Véronique Branquinho






Léonard


 






Alexander McQueen


 






Céline






Rahul Mishra






Mugler






Haider Ackermann






Junya Watanabe






Yohji Yamamoto







Lanvin






Ann Demeulemeester






Vionnet






Lutz Huelle







Sacai