My Top Picks From Paris Haute Couture 2017 // Day 4

The second last day of Paris Haute Couture left fashion lovers around the globe craving for all things velvet, colorful and sparkly. Now, I know this is “outdated” but who cares? There’s always a time and place to share amazing designs.

Happy Wednesday all! I hope you’re having a productive or relaxing day.

Quick question…do any of you work on your bed? I seriously don’t know how anyone could work long hours on their bed. 15 minutes in my neck started to hurt and by 30 minutes, my back felt so uncomfortable that I have to sit up. Despite all the discomfort, I wanted to be under my thick and warm sheet so I stayed in an unhealthy posture for half a day. It was so bad that I actually felt nauseous while I was making lunch.

Lesson learned. No more work days on the bed.

Back to the topic of fashion. Paris Haute Couture week wrapped up with impeccable designs from Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier and more. Although I love most of the designs presented on Day 4, I was particularly drawn to three designers.

Elie Saab

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Zuhair Murad

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*All photos were sourced from Vogue*

Did any of you catch a glimpse of the Resort 2018 runway shows yet? What do you think? Who’s your favorite designers so far?

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My Top Picks From Paris Haute Couture 2017 // Day 3

From life-size Eiffel Tower (Chanel) to a collection based on a woman’s scent (Alexis Mabille), front row guests and the layman were left dazzled by a stimulating couture experience.

Boring’ is not a word that would cross an audience’s minds at a Chanel runway show as long as Karl Lagerfeld is around to oversee the whole process.

As you scroll through, you’ll encounter recurring trends but each designer will bring different elements to the show – cocoon coats, geometric prints, stripes and pleats – to help them articulate imaginative ideas in physical form.

Chanel

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Julien Fournie

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Alexis Mabille

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Ulyana Sergeeko

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What do you think of Mabille’s representation of a woman’s scent?

 

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My Top Picks From Paris Haute Couture 2017 // Day 2

Metallics, jeweled embellishments and futuristic designs were a highlight on the second day of Paris Haute Couture week.

What. A. Day.

Work was challenging today and it has left me feeling drained. Despite that and running on an (almost) empty tank, I decided to stop by Topshop before I run my errands. Since Topshop is closing down soon, most things are 50 – 70% off. If you don’t earn much, you want to take advantage of sales like this!

I tried on a pair of culottes (It looks alright on me but I don’t love it), a white silk dress (The inner lining and the slit are ridiculously short), a red button up skirt (Too puffy on the hips. Since I have big hips, it’s not the right cut for me) and an IVY PARK workout pants (It’s see through) but nothing fits me. I did, however, get myself a wood ring from their Freedom range. This particularly piece was originally priced at $18 but I paid $2 for it. Score!

If you haven’t seen my favorite designs from Day 1, check it out here. Though you may notice some recurring trends on Day 2 (i.e. ruffles, sheer, pops of red, the monochrome palette etc.), there was noticeably more sparkle, intricate embellishments as well as innovative material use.

Iris Van Herpen

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Key trends from Iris Van Herpen: futuristic, organza and fringes.

Georges Hobeika

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Key trends from Georges Hobeika: strapped heels, statement earrings, metallic, shades of blue, blue, white and red, jeweled embellishment, capes and high slits.

Christian Dior

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Key trends from Christian Dior: shades of grey, tailored pieces, skinny belt, tweed and full length skirt.

Ralph & Russo

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Key trends from Ralph & Russo: metallic, feathers, lace, shades of silver, blue, white and black, ruffles, tiered, deep v neckline and high slits.

Giambattista Valli

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Key trends from Giambattista Valli: romantics, bell sleeves, florals, sheer and empire neckline.

*All photos were sourced from Vogue*

Since most of these pieces are wearable in real-life, which ones would you choose? As for me, I’d rock Christian Dior’s first look during the day and save Georges Hobeika’s gorgeous blue number (the last look) for a fancy event. But let’s be honest, don’t we want to wear them all?

 

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My Top Picks From Paris Haute Couture 2017 // Day 1

Discover what the future of fashion holds, as predicted by Proenza Shouler, Rodarte, Galia Lahav and Maison Rabih Kayrouz.

Hello beautiful people! Did any of you get the chance to attend Paris Haute Couture week? If so, you must have an unforgettable experience!

Although I said I’m interested in fashion, I find that I don’t know much at all. I don’t chase international fashion shows or watch the recorded videos online. I rarely purchase fashion magazines (I usually just browse online but I don’t do that often either) and I can only name a handful of designers.

For someone who claims to love fashion, that’s pretty embarrassing. Hence, I decided to make learning about fashion one of my priorities. I’m going to start by simply following local and international fashion events and then eventually educate myself on the history of fashion through reading.

Paris Haute Couture week ended last Thursday and I spent the following days getting to know the designers who presented on Day 1. I tend to gravitate towards unique, clean and modern styles and I selected pieces that I think would work in real life. Here are four designers whose creations tick all the boxes for me.

Proenza Schouler

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Key trends from Proenza Schouler: Ruffles, monochrome palette, high slits, nude/blush, lace, structured coats, slip on sandals, pops of red, statement earrings and bracelets.

Rodarte

*The gorgeous lemon sheer dress in the feature photo is also from Rodarte*

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Key trends from Rodarte: Sheer fabric, ruffles, lace, bow belts, monochrome, ballerina heels, floral crowns, pops of red and blush, bell sleeves and asymmetric cuts.

Galia Lahav

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Key trends from Galia Lahav: Japanese obi belt, sheer, leather, off the shoulder, shades of red, blue, black, white and silver.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

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Key trends from Maison Rabih Kayrouz: metallic, denim, structured cuts and balloon sleeves

*Photos sourced from TAGWALK, Vogue UK and WWD*

Who’s your favorite on Day 1?

 

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On The Street // Men’s Fashion

On the hunt for some individuality.

Hey there! How’s your Tuesday going?

Mine’s pretty good. I woke up to a cold and foggy morning and I find that exciting. It’s really rare to have Melbourne covered in a blanket of fog.

I met someone new at work today.

I had one too many slices of cake during our record week celebration.

I treated my body to some exercise, had a small dinner, a warm shower and now, this.

Yesterday, I had the urge to seek out street styles that portray the wearer’s individuality. I wanted to look at men’s fashion because the internet is saturated with metallic skirts, silk blouses, Chloe bags, block heels…

So here’s a representation of men who, in my opinion, dress to their soul’s satisfaction.

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Amazon India Fashion Week // Matargasht

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Denmark street style

M.I.L.A.N

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Milan // The Sartorialist

P.A.R.I.S

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Paris // The Sartorialist

S.O.U.T.H A.F.R.I.C.A

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South Africa street style // Red Between The Hemlines

A.U.S.T.R.A.L.I.A

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Isaac Likes
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Isaac Likes

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Work of Art [Series #3]

Here’s the last of the series! I’ve seen people wearing corduroy button up skirts but no one really paid attention to corduroy shorts. To show this piece some love, I styled it with prints, lace and accessories with intricate details. What do you think?

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Center piece – 6. HANAYOSHI Corduroy Shorts in Black and Gold

[Dress Down]

1. AETERNA BATIK Klantik Raglan Blouse in Terra Violet  2. Suggested makeup look (Rosy flush)  3. CAMILLA Threaded Spell Heavy Set Ring  4. byboe Leaf and Pin Earrings  5. ROKIT Basket Weave Handbag  7. DR MARTENS Floral 8065

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[Dress Up]

1. ASOS Suede Gold Heels  2. by boe Chained Ring  3. Suggested makeup look (dusty green eye shadow and plum lips)  4. ASOS Floral Embellished Zip Top Clutch Bag  5. ASOS High Neck Cold Shoulder Trophy Top

 

Styling and editing by Su Min Chan

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Work Of Art [Series #2]

In this second series, I challenged myself by styling the traditional Chinese attire (旗袍 // Qi Pao) to suit various occasions. Why fit in when you can create something unique and make it your own?

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Center piece – 1. ZALORA Capped Sleeve Lace Cheongsam

[Dress Down]

2. DIANA FERRARI Pompeii In Black  3. THE ICONIC Carter Long Line Cardigan  4. NAISIBAO Leather Bag

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[Dress Up]

2. SAGE FEMME Crossbody  3. LOVISA Feather Tassel Earrings  4. SIREN Cate

 

 

STYLING & EDITING by SU MIN CHAN

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