Haute Couture Fashion Week kicked off in Paris yesterday, with a stunning headline showcase from Vetements (who collaborated with Manolo Blahnik), Versace, Francesco Scognamiglio and Guo Pei. It had the drama and overwhelming design quotient, befitting couture, and laid out some pretty obvious trends for the coming season.

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Versace gave us all sorts of new beauty goals...from exaggerated sky blue eyeshadow to burgundy lips.
Versace gave us all sorts of new beauty goals…from exaggerated sky blue eyeshadow to burgundy lips.

A hint of red, a bit of contrast, an unassuming cutout, an expertly designed ruffle and an experimental love affair.


Ornate embroidery on this Guo Pei gown, along with hand fringed white sequins took 3 years to complete – Her showstopper for the evening.
Gold embroidery and semi precious stones, with gleaming cock fur.
OTT statements, not for faint hearted.
An overwhelming procession of sequins, fur and semi precious stones.
A lesson in stunning maximalist haute couture.
If it weren’t for the slightly vixen makeup looks, these red carpet/prom creations would look misplaced in Guo Pei procession at ‪PFW.


There was something about the styling of Francesco Scognamiglio show at ‪PFW that unnerved me. Veils encrusted with crystals, silver and gold were an artistic expression, which conflicted with my sensibilities. But a look at the entire collection would make anyone forget such trivial details and truly appreciate the craftsmanship, attention to detail and a peculiar hint of Italian flavour of couture.
Francesco Scognamiglio experiments with fabrics and silhouettes, bringing black mohair and rhinestones together for rock chic couture.
Bringing Naples to Paris, this 3-D dusty-coloured vintage silk blooms on a lovely floral Jacquard cocoon coat is a statement, a timeless investment in wearable art
This floral pattern, with peeling flowers off tulle, is exemplary craft and pure genius.


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#VetementsxManoloBlahnik is bold, fierce and making us drool. Perfection!