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.

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Boring’Β is not a word that would cross an audience’s minds at a Chanel runwayΒ 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.Β 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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