Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Paris: The Epicenter of Haute Couture

Haute Couture is the French word for "high sewing" which refers to a creation of custom-fitted clothing made for a specific customer with high quality, expensive fabrics sewn with hand-executed techniques and with extreme attention to details.(Wikipedia).


Last month on the 21th to 26th January 2010, designers showed their creativity of Haute Couture in Paris, its city of birth. Everyone,  fashionistas, bloggers,celebrities, and journalists, were anticipating the Spring/Summer 2010 Haute Couture show in Paris. The show wasn't just impressive, it was a masterpiece.
Chanel's  collection included some of the brand's  nubby skirts and tweed suits on very feminine pastel colors such as baby pink, cornflower blue, and marigold yellow. The silver and metallic adornments gave a touch of modernity to the garments. The bride's dress in thrid picture on the second row is really impressive and extremelly beautiful. The collection is a delicacy of fashion itself.

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Dior's Haute Couture collection is inspired by ladies in  the early 20th centuary in England. The garments are very carefully crafted and show John Galliano's most romantic side. Dior will always be Dior.

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Giorgio Armani's collection is as breathtaking taking as the crescent moon. His inspiration is clearly shown in the shapes, textiles, and accesories of the collection. I'm sure that many of these glamourus dresses will be seen very soon on the red carpet. With no doubts my favorite favorite collection.

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When I saw Givenchy's collection I imagined  a very mysterious women who is chic, modern, and unique . This collection had texture, colors, and exquisite taste.
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Valentino is still Valentino but with a different point of view. The designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have created a younger side of the brand by using light, flowy, colorful fabric. I think that the drapping on the first picture is marvellous.
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Elie Saab's collection is every single girl's dream wardrobe. The dresses are breathtaking . The whole collection is very fresh, yound, and sophisticated.

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I was very impressed with Jean Paul Gaultier's collection which had a sort of Spanish conquistators and Mayan inspiration.  It isn't easy to bring that inspiration into fashion and jet some of the garments like the third anf fifth on the first row are very wearable. The gigantic sombreros  are very unique.

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Haute Couture in Paris left everyone waiting for more. Which designer's collection is your favorite? Why?
Enjoy and get inspired!
pictures from www.vogue.fr
-The Trendy Fashionista

23 comments:

  1. Ooooh thank you so much for posting these! I love seeing the collections in video.

    My faves are definitely Dior and Givenchy. Classics and so, so gorgeous. Sigh.

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  2. The Elie Saab dresses are to diw for! They all look so gorgeous.

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  3. Elie Saab is my favorite from paris couture week!

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  4. wow i love the dior and elie sab collections! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  5. All so pretty. I'm just happy about signs of Spring!!

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  6. wow i love them all! great to see them all in one place thanks for putting it together and thanks for the sweet comment about my jewelry :)

    http://www.heatherinacandyshop.com

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  7. love Valentio!

    Missy
    Don’t forget to check out my valentines giveaway!
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  8. Elie Saab and Christian Dior were my favourites, but I loved the hair at Chanel.

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  9. Thank you for your comments! Your blog is cute and we love the french pictures at the top of the page ;)

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  10. Elie Saab and Givenchy are my favorites... I was disappointed by Chanel and Dior to be honest or maybe I was expecting more as nothing really seemed too different from previous collections. I did love the Chanel styling though.

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  11. I personally love eli saab's and chanel's. they are so magical. it makes me wanna live in a world where everybody wear that. giorgio armani is great too. i love structure and proportion in every garment.

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  12. the Dior pieces are my favorite - not necessarily for 'real life' but i love the fantasy of it. actually, dior has consistently been amazing every season!
    xoxo alison

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  13. i love dior, armani, and gaultier!
    i need to find out about the couture more for my project!

    xoxo

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  14. Stunning post, darling!
    Love Dior!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. I like armani and dior ;)

    Thanks for sharing the videos ;)

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  16. Givenchy was siiiick this season! So good.

    http://aubreydoesthings.blogspot.com/

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  17. love this post! love chanel and armani collection!
    WM.

    WWW.WASHMACH.COM

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  18. i don't know which one i love the most! i looooove pretty things!!!

    http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

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