The "Warrior Woman" was a recurring theme at the Haute Couture this season. Jan Taminiau, a Dutch-born designer, is the creative director behind the up-and-coming label Jantaminiau, and his spring collection, Tarnished Beauty, included the warrior woman in sequin-trimmed dresses and metal...

He brings the Haute Couture to a new level where angels meet birds of paradise. The Givenchy presentation took place at the Hotel d'Evreux in Place Vendome where a very strict group of people had the chance to see 10 Givenchy haute couture dresses. To me it was the best collection I have seen...

Following the Valentino exhibition, I have new found respect and fascination for haute couture, specifically for the craftsmanship. To me Armani is about clean lines, dark colours and very well-cut jackets. These elements are translated into the latest Armani Haute Couture SS11 collection...

forgetting his couture skills that he learnt from scratch. At the age of 20, Rolland joined Balenciaga and became Creative Director of menswear. Four years later, he started his own prêt-à-porter line which he ran until Jean-Louis Scherrer asked him 6 years later to be at the helm of the...

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triangle of couture in Paris in the 8th arrondissement, we entered the Givenchy atelier by an elegant marble staircase and walked through into a high ceiling - all white room where clients such as Queen Rania of Jordan are fitted. On display were 8 of the stunning gowns that featured in the...

Of course there were still dresses and gowns—what haute couture show would be complete without them?—but the bulk of the line consisted of pantaloons. Sending us on a Turkish adventure, Mr. Armani styled and designed dresses to be worn over pants—which Alexis Mabille showed earlier in the...

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that my award for best in haute couture show goes to Chanel's sweet yet strong faces. Their Creative Director, Peter Philips, rarely disappoints, and for the vintage-inspired collection, glimmering with sparkly tights, metallic silver-woven tweeds, and...

Susan Tabak home Another season of Paris Haute Couture kicked off with a beautiful show by Bouchra Jarrar, although phrasing it that way is slightly misleading. This designer presents her collection during the three days devoted to couture, but the clothes are actually ready-to-wear. That...

The haute couture shows last week in Paris were a feast for the eyes! Mine in particular! Not only the clothes, but the magnificent staging created to showcase each designer's individual creative vision. It was also a time for a couture debut for one designer and for a sadly missing head...

 

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