The only 7 shows you need to know from Spring 2019 Couture

by Anjori Grover Vasesi

29-January-2019  |  2 mins read

It’s 2019, and the rules of couture are now rapidly changing than ever before…

The bridal gown has long been the central point of focus around which collections revolve, but more recently, it is not mandatory for a gown to conform to traditions or form – swimsuits, jumpsuits, pant suits have exceedingly become acceptable. Shying away from the traditional whites, the spectrum of colorways was also exceptionally broad— encompassing pale blushes of a rose petal to shocking electric tones.

Designers and high fashion brands are now taking couture as an opportunity to let their creativity go loose and shout out their thoughts on issues concerning all of humanity. Chanel tapped on the travel and escapism theme to reveal a heavily embellished swimming costume with an embroidered swimming hat-cum-veil number as its final look; Schiaparelli utilized their founders fascination for astrology, nature, and the botanical world to create feminine, eccentric and sculptural pieces; and Dior let loose and brought the ‘Circus’ to town with playful, young, colorful and geometric elements that resonate with the magic of childhood…

But the essence remained.

Creativity is fine but at the end of the day, your collection needs to sell for it to be a success. For this, designers incorporated exquisite attention to details and paid extra attention to the social media savvy consumers of today. Fresh points of were explored with Iris van Herpen tapping on customizable technologies, and Maison Margiela, diminishing the boundaries of dimensions and technology.

Closing the Spring 2019 Haute Couture season aptly, we’ve put together the most eye-catching and noteworthy collections for you that turned out to be major conversation pieces in the past week…

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