Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017: Style Notes


The Haute Couture shows are in full swing, from Lily-Rose Depp as the bride closing the Chanel show to the dark masks and veils at Christian Dior, here’s our rundown of what you might have missed:

Pearl anklets are the coolest way to adorn your legs 

The Chanel show was all about sparkle and feathers, but it was the pearl anklet details peeking out from under the dresses that attracted the most attention. Dainty but daring, this was an ode to celebrating femininity. The focus was on the models, with no elaborate backdrop or catwalk set to distract the audience. Replicate the look with your vintage pearl bracelet and add a little couture glam to the current obsession with all things 90s denim-inspired.




Christian Dior is making headwear the focus point again

Not since the Saint Laurent grunge princess tiaras has there been such a focus on headwear. For Maria Grazia Chiuri’s couture debut, the Dior headdresses were created by milliner Stephen Jones as key statement pieces, from dark masks to bright, white plume feathers.










Iris Van Herpen reinvents The New Nude

This #BetweentheLines collection was a celebration of crafted engineered design. The collection looked as if it came right off of a 3D printer. According to the design house it was actually a “3D moiré technique in which hand- plisséed and line-printed organza is handstitched on transparent tulle”. The intricate construction of the dresses contrasted with the nearly nude colourways to really stand out and push the idea of what couture means, red carpet dresses these were not!



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