Haute Couture fashion shows are a stunning demonstration of the skills of designer ateliers, and an eagerly-awaited event in the fashion world. In late January 2016, Fashion Houses Christian Dior and Givenchy unveiled their creations for Spring/Summer 2016.
Surrounded by a gallery of mirrors installed in the elegant gardens of the Rodin Museum, Dior presented a Haute Couture collection defined by “new couture realism”. Feminine silhouettes celebrate a return to Christian Dior’s New Look style, wearing the creations with spontaneity and modernity. The iconic Bar suit is reinterpreted in multiple variations, including a long coat in embroidered wool, a short jacket with slit sleeves and even a dress. Shoulders are sensually bared, and shapes are freed thanks to layers and transparent effects. Ribbons are the new neck and ankle jewelry. The remarkable expertise of Dior’s workshops is displayed in the lace and embroideries forming elegant animal motifs on long sleek-cut dresses, in a new homage to Monsieur Dior’s animal designs.
Riccardo Tisci defied convention once again by sending out his Haute Couture designs during the Men’s catwalk for Fall/Winter 2016/17. Twelve feminine silhouettes appeared in long dresses from daring black to delicate nude, adorned with shimmering sequins and mirrors that play with the light. Transparencies and airy draperies intensify the romanticism of the shapes.