In a world dominated by ever more alarming reports about the destruction of our seas, glaciers, insects and noble wild animals, almost the entire Haute Couture season was dominated by one key element – nature.
The Paris haute couture season witnessed its last big event Wednesday with the return of Balmain to haute couture, where Olivier Rousteing concentrated on shape, looking into the house’s archives for sculptural forms.
It’s a season of exacting precision in Paris couture, nowhere more so than at Givenchy, where the house’s couturier Clare Waight Keller served up a memorable accumulation of surgical, yet never uptight, chic.
Chanel has confirmed in an official statement that its legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld is not quite well, after the German couturier failed to show up to either of its haute couture shows in Paris Tuesday morning.
As Paris was submerged by snow, Chanel took a voyage to a sunny Mediterranean setting for its latest haute couture show, where to great surprise, Karl Lagerfeld, for the first time in living memory, did not take a bow.
Great to see one brand still proudly flying the flag for British tailoring, as the shadow of Brexit approaches. Its name: Dunhill, which staged a stylish, self-assured and high-octane show Sunday night.