Fashion week is always exciting: I love seeing the new collections and get inspired by the creativity of the designers. But Paris Couture week is definitely the most interesting one of them all. Couture takes many different forms: it can be a minimalistic suit or an over the top glamorous gown. It might not surprise you that I prefer the latter ;) But all couture can inspire.
What struck me at the recent couture week for spring 2018, was the importance of the bow. In many collections, bows played a role in one way or another. But before I get to that, I will talk a bit about my favorite collection of this couture week: Giambattista Valli.
The Giambattista Valli collections are known for their giant tulle gowns. To be honest, those are not my favorites because they are so puffy. But the other dresses amazed me. It's all made with such craftsmanship and and eye for detail. It's elegant and fairy-like at the same time. So, here are some of my favorite looks from the Giambattista Valli show.
Now, back to the bows. As you can see, the bow was important in the Giambattista Valli collection, but also in the collections of Chanel, Zuhair Murad and of course Viktor&Rolf.
2 of my favorite dresses from Elie Saab.
Left a Viktor&Rold bow dress and right Chanel.
The Elie Saab dresses look like they're made for princesses, and this collection is definitely one of my favorites from this fashion week. Viktor&Rolf love bows and use them often. I like how in this dress, the bow melts with the dress itself. Chanel used elegant long bows, as fits the Chanel style.
Of course I had to make an illustration of my favorite look from the Giambattista Valli show, featuring bows! I just replaced the shoes, because those very high lacquer boots are not really my thing ;)