About a month after the protests for the Black Lives Matter movement erupted, Dior chose to have a complete white cast for their Haute Couture short film.
As the music and visuals started for the Chanel Cruise 2020/21 collection on IGTV, I for a second deemed this to be a fantastic collection for Virginie Viard. The music was divine, Time by Arca, and for a virtual show I knew I couldn’t be too picky of the set especially given it’s the first digital show for Chanel in history (but still, it’s Chanel..) But further in I began to notice an unfortunate tale of too much denim that Chanel does not need, and triangle bags that have Karl and Coco turning.
When I come to think of it, I’m more old-school than modern when it comes to many things. When talking with family or friends I much prefer a phone call over a text, when dating come to the door to pick me up rather than shooting me a text, and of course, with fashion. The history of the fashion show is exciting and so interesting to see how they have evolved over the past one hundred years or so. With COVID-19 changing all of our lives, it has affected the fashion show and has designers thinking if they are even an essential part anymore.
Rewatching videos of the Valentino Haute Couture show I feel relaxed, at ease, and so in love with fashion. The gowns are just out of this world. Spectacular. Divine. The thought that goes into every little detail is so amazing to me. If there was one gown I had to live in for the rest of my life, it would be a Valentino. His shows evoke powerful emotion.
The Redemption Haute Couture collection for this upcoming fall really caught my eye and mesmerized my edgy meets feminine and girly side. You’ll find me in the winter and early spring often pairing leather jackets with feminine pink floral dresses. This first look that went down the runway was a pink mini dress that was formed into a rose on the front side, bedazzled with dangling crystals. That is my favorite look from the collection, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get that dress out of my head until I get my hands on something similar. I love the 80s inspiration in this collection, as I always admire a big, dramatic one shoulder.
The Marchesa collections never fail to amaze me. The extravagance and intricate detailing in each of the gowns can’t be taken in just through a quick glance. Through hand-appliquéd crystals and 3D embroideries, to gorgeous tulle, feathers, and lace, you could spend hours awing at the pieces in the Resort 2020 collection.