ICYMI: The Best Looks From Paris Haute Couture 2019

ICYMI: The Best Looks From Paris Haute Couture 2019

From Chanel's signature tweed, to Iris Van Herpen's mystical butterfly shapes, to Waight Keller’s sleek structures, Paris haute couture had a lot to offer

Whether you work in the fashion industry, or are an influencer, or a lifestyle writer, or even a fashion critic, there's only thing you look forward to in January. And that is the Paris haute couture week. It sets the tone for the entire industry that year, just as it gave an in-depth 2019 fashion trend forecast.  

From Chanel's signature tweed, to Iris Van Herpen's mystical butterfly shapes, to Waight Keller’s sleek pieces, to dazzling gowns by Elie Saab. There was something unique for everybody. 

But ICYMI, here's all the action that's now acting as the 2019 fashion trend forecast.  

Paris Haute Couture 2019 Fashion Trend Forecast

1. Elie Saab

 
 
 
 
 
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Dream wedding dress designer Elie Saab makes gorgeous, show-stopping creations that only seem to exist in fantasy. Expect princess-worthy dresses fitted for an Oscar with elegant evening gowns, and Eighties-inspired fine, luxurious prom dresses.

2. Valentino

 
 
 
 
 
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A catwalk collection so touching that it moved the audience to tears. Designer of the Year Pierpaolo Piccioli presented a fashion fantasy of intricate, embroidered gowns.

3. Viktor & Rolf

 
 
 
 
 
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Viktor & Rolf was feeling playful for this couture collection and incorporated elements of witty captions and 'fashion statements' onto his dreamy, meticulously designed gowns. Words like 'Go fuck yourself', 'No photos please', and 'I am my own muse' were sewn over the dazzling gowns.

4. Balmain

 
 
 
 
 
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To satisfy the couture clientele, Balmain set out to retain that sexy aesthetic it has been recognised for. While keeping it aspirational, of course. The catwalk was full of fun, intricate details like beading, tulle, pearls, and feathers.

5. Alexandre Vauthier

 
 
 
 
 
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Loved by trendsetting celebrities like Rihanna, red-carpet go-to Alexandre Vauthier retained its glamorous sex appeal. But the brand also fulfilled expectations with its tailored, show-stopping evening gowns, and plunging, sequin-embellished creations.

6. Giorgio Armani Privé

 
 
 
 
 
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Inspired by the Jazz Age, Armani brought the house down with its latest haute couture collection, showcasing fringing details and flapper hats. Incorporating an unusually fun vibe this season, the house injected pops of colour and bold prints like polka-dots and zigzags all over.

7. Chanel

 
 
 
 
 
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The French fashion house featured models wearing delicately, embroidered dresses, paired with fun details like feathers and sequins. Labelled, "18th century romance meets 80´s style icons for the Spring-Summer 2019," it was a dazzling display of artistry at a make belief Villa Chanel. Probably the most insta-worthy look goes to the bride wearing an embellished swimwear paired up with swim cap over her veil at the end.

8. Givenchy

 
 
 
 
 
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Only third season in, Clare Waight Keller has grown attached to the house and incorporated her modern, structured style with feminine details, such as giant bows and lace. Held at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, she injected her trademark clean lines and sense of modernity, sharp tailored jackets are paired with slick, glossy leggings.

9. Giambattista Valli

 
 
 
 
 
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Known for its trademark breathtaking creations, the house featured plenty of princess-worthy gowns usually. This season was mixed with various influences injecting pops of oriental touches, and couture-spun cowboy boot.

10. Ralph & Russo

 
 
 
 
 
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The house was influenced by Mexican actress María Félix this season. It incorporated a flamboyant Latin-American style with a fun and feathery collection showcasing colourful suits, enormous skirts, and oversized headwear.

11. Dior

 
 
 
 
 
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Inspired by the circus, performing acrobats showed up alongside models at the house's show. Reminiscent of costumes of riders and acrobats, audience was treated to tulle skirts covered in sequins, as well as ruffled clown collars. The circus influences were definitely present throughout the collection.

12. Schiaparelli

 
 
 
 
 
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The audience was treated to a drama-filled and eye-catching collection at the house. With its bold and head-turning creations, everything from 80s-inspired frills and Erin O'Connor's tiered bright pink gown was on a gorgeous display.

Haute couture has certain set 2019 fashion trend forecast. Expect lots of ruffles, pinks, neons, and bell sleeves! 

Also read: Why The F*** Is Haute Couture So Expensive? 

(All images courtesy: Instagram)

Written by

Melia Widjaja