Haute Couture Fashion Week Day 4 (With Pictures)

It’s the final day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and I am both sad and ecstatic. I am sad because of there won’t be any more wonderful collections to watch in a while, and ecstatic because of all the magnificent collections that were shown today, and throughout the week. Today was really the best day – with over 8 collections that are definitely worth spending a few hours doting over. So, here are the 8 collections that I really, really LOVED:

The first collection that I would recommend is Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection. It started off with the most regal of silhouettes and dark colours with embrodery and embellishments fit for royalty. It slowly graduated towards lighter shades that are perfect for winter – and they immedietly made me think of fairytales. The final dress, an utterly stunning wedding dress, was topped off with a cape instead of a veil, with two bridesmaids (in identical dresses) carrying it down the runway. To see the whole collection, go to Vogue.com. Here are my favourite looks:

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The next collection that I loved is Ziad Nakad’s show at 13.45 pm. It was very accurately titled “The Snow Crystal Forest”, as you could clearly see where Nakad drew inspiration from in the beautiful beadwork. Unlike the tradition, Nakad opened the show with a wedding dress, AND ended with one! Although he too started with dark shaded dresses, most of the collection consisted of light shades of pink, blue and white. The collection is posted on this website NowFashion.com, and unfortunately, I was not able to obtain any photographs, so you’ll have to click on the link to watch the absolutely stunning dresses from the collection.

Jean Paul Gaultier is the next collection I would recommend. It is truly a work of art. With rather unique facial jewellery, special knitted hats and gold painted directly onto the models’ bodies – their hair, faces, nails, ears, arms etc. This collection was made up of muted, dark colours, with occasional pops of vibrant, metallic fabrics. The show did not end with a wedding dress, but with a completely unique performance. Honestly, I am not able to describe it accurately, so it’s best if you just google it. It is definitely worth a watch. See the whole collection at Vogue.com, and here are my favourite looks:

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Viktor&Rolf followed Jean Paul Gaultier with some rather interesting “hats”. Who the models were (or how they knew where they were going) is anyone’s guess, but it certainly made the collection stand out from the rest. As always, Vogue.com has posted the entire collection. Here are my favourite looks:

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Ashi Studios released their Fall/Winter 2017/18 on their website. They have been teasing it all week on their Instagram account. Drawing inspiration from the celestial bodies in our galaxy, the collection is made up of interesting shapes and intricate embroidery in the same colours as the fabrics. Go to their website AshiStudio.com to see the rest of the collection.

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At 5 pm, it was finally Zuhair Murad’s turn in the spotlight. I bloody LOVE Zuhair Murad – he is my absolute favourite designer, and he did not disapoint. The collection was made up of only light, muted colours; almost everything being a shade of pink, grey or beige. He also tapped into the ever-so-popular feather trend by using them as accents, even on the wedding dress that closed the show. He also used another popular trend – capes. Vogue.com has of course posted the entire collection, and my favourite looks are:

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Valentino. That’s all I can say about the legendary fashion house. Valentino. Go to Vogue.com to see the rest of the collection.

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The week ended with Fendi’s Haute Fourrure Fall/Winter 2017/18 show at 20.30 pm. It was not the highlight of the week, but it was a worthy closing show. The looks were intricate and original with hand-made 3D flowers sewn onto the garments. There were also several celebrity models that walked during the show, which helped with ending one of the year’s best weeks with a bang. As I am kind of on a deadline, I can’t wait for the pictures to be posted. So, here is a link to their website so you can watch the show! Fendi.com

Overall, the week has been amazing. I am extremely satisfied with the fashion shows that have gone on during the week, and god, I wish I had enough money to be able to wear these artpieces. But, since any good thing has to end, this glorious Fashion Week does so now. However! I hear there’s a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week going on in Berlin…

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