In honour of Spring 2017 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week coming to a close, we dedicate this #photofriday to the best and worst looks of the week. Whether you’re into street style or enjoy experimenting with ruffles, feathers, and matching sets, we hope this round-up provides you with some trendy fashion dos and don’ts for 2017.
The Best of the Week
Couture Fashion Week 2017 may be wrapping up, but the ensembles showcased throughout the week set style standards for the entire year. This season, it is all about the dress. Aside from Lagerfeld designing some killer skirt suits, a statement dress or skirt takes the lead for spring. This week, some of the designers that blew us away included Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier, Dior, Versace and Armani Prive. While Givenchy stuck to a neutral colour palette, Alexandre Vauthier experimented with sleek, modern metallics and we definitely dig it.
The Best of Chanel
Chanel fans may miss seeing Cara Delevingne on the runway, but at least they get to bask in this season’s couture bride that is Lily Rose Depp. As the Chanel bride, it is haute couture tradition that the last model to walk down the runway wears a wedding gown, a staple in Lagerfeld’s shows. Depp (and the rest of the Chanel models) owned the runway showcasing a beautiful collection of mirrored sets, skirt suits, feathers, and pussy-bow blouses. Definitely a hit on our list and our favourite overall show of the week!
The Best of Street Style
While we’re documenting (and drooling over) looks from the spring 2017 couture shows, we thought we’d take a moment to appreciate some looks off the runway as well. One of our favourite things about fashion week is street style. Although not featured directly in a specific show, street style beauty offers a blend of runway and sidewalk style with plenty of room for experimentation. This year, tinted glasses paired with neutral-coloured puffy/shearling coats and brushed-out natural looking curls were all the rave.
The Worst of the Week
This season we noticed some designers either going totally overboard or completely underwhelming us with their collections. One designer who missed the mark for us was Viktor and Rolf. Intending to design a collection that was an ode to party dresses in the ’40s, we must say it was a total miss. We also think Valentino’s collection (dubbed “Dreamer”) lacked structure, as the pieces ranged from one flowy, shapeless silhouette to another. Beyond a flash of red or a smattering of ruffles, the overall effect put us to sleep.
Next up is NYFW beginning February 9!