I remember the time when haute couture fashion week was my least favorite in terms of street style scene because everyone felt the need to dress accordingly and some of them looked like they ran out of their *very* fancy prom. Then, after a couple of years, they luckily realized that they don’t actually have to dress “couturesque” to attend the shows and finally we started getting some real inspiration. Now, together with Scandinavian fashion weeks, it’s a lovely stop right before fashion month. Here are some of my favorites!
Like when you’re high on drugs, the streets were high on couture last week in Paris. It’s particularly heady since it’s us mortal’s only chance to see some couture on actual people, on actual streets. As for the non-haute part of Couture fashion week street style; well that’s just my Christmas.
For the not-so-standard bride-to-be, haute couture fashion weeks are the ultimate inspiration play grounds, much more than bridal fashion weeks. While bridal brands offer utterly romantic and ethereal wedding dresses, it’s the couture pieces that we turn our heads to and dream about. This year Alexis Mabille particularly played for future brides but personally it was Georges Hobeika’s scalloped necklines, Valentino’s iconic long sleeved gowns, Gucci and Zuhair Murad’s bold jumpsuits with an intense 70’s vibe, Yiqing Yin’s this-wouldn’t-make-peta-happy work of art fur and macrame gown and most importantly Chanel’s casual aura that made this spring 2014 couture week a bridal heaven. They are all so, so good.