The Fall 2018 Couture shows have just wrapped up, and we love how couture takes fashion to another level, showcasing how fashion is not just about the clothes we wear, but how every detail is artistically made and sewn by hand.
Here are just a few of our favourite collections, and how you can take inspiration (from the detailing to the silhouettes) for your next bespoke piece!
Tailored Femininity from Elie Saab
Designer Elie Saab's career has always been about honouring and flattering a woman’s figure. This season, the designer added chic and tailored elements to his designs, featuring robe-like blazers, and soft lapels in silk and satin. He also spiced things up with long trains and tulle dresses. Of course his shows are never complete without intricate lacework and beautiful beadwork... detailing that we can add to any bespoke piece!
Ornate Sculptures by Guo Pei
Guo Pei's work always offers something to the imagination, with couture being the perfect platform for her to push her creations to another realm! For Fall '18, Guo took reference to religion, and more specifically gothic Churches and architecture (A.K.A Gothic Grandeur for Goth Girls). What we love about Guo's Haute Couture philosophy is her desire to push the limits of fashion, which is what we can do through our LJ bespoke experience. So for your next bespoke piece, think about taking the creative reigns and collaborate with us on sculpturing a silhouette that truly reflects your style!
Zuhair Murad’s Regal Czarinas
Zuhair Murad was inspired by imperial St. Petersburg for his Fall 2018 Couture Collection. The models were in head-to-toe luxury, with the glamorous choice of fabrics and impeccable beadwork. The designs featured Zuhair Murad’s favourite silhouettes, deep v-necklines, sheer fitted gowns, and impactful capes. The designer also decided to stick with a gem-tone colour scheme and accessorised with tiaras and crowns for the added regal approach. Queens take note...
Futuristic Creatures of Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen latest couture collection is a testament to how fashion is an artform. The designer’s creations were a take on merging biology and technology. Prominent features from the designs are uniquely cut pleats moulded to futuristic structures – from armour-like dresses to layered waves, the collection also featured tailored pieces such as blazers and pencil skirts. Too adventurous for you? Then take cue from Iris's colour & fabric story, and stick to warm tones, and various silk organza-like fabrics.
Chanel’s Constant French Muses
It’s always interesting how Chanel’s Creative Director – Karl Lagerfeld, takes on the classic Chanel suit. For this couture season, we see the suit constructed with slit sleeves and in structural A-line silhouettes. We also see the little black dress re-personified in an edgier style . The models were styled with sleek mowhawk ponytails and smokey eye make-up. The finale wedding dress was also in an unexpected and beautiful mint-shade! Choosing colours and designs are one of the best parts in the bespoke process!
Romance Done by Giambattista Valli
Giambattista Valli’s latest couture show was the spirit of drama and romance personified. Their designs featured almost every couture element in the books – beadwork, layered fabrics, voluminous silhouettes, and luxurious fabrics. Their dresses are also made of multiple layers of tulle! Their colour story also transitioned from soft pastels to vibrant neons. So think about adding a pop of colour or play with some texture (tulle or faux feathers) to spice things up.
Couture shows are always the height of excitement for every fashion enthusiast! So we hope that the Fall 2018 Couture Fashion Week helps get you inspired for your next bespoke piece with Lucia Josephine!
Words: Migee R.
Photos: Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv, via vogue.com