model walks the runway on July 2, 2018 during the
Schiaparelli Fall 2018 Couture fashion show in
Paris haute couture shows just wrapped up. It’s the
time when fashion designers let their imaginations and
creativity really go wild.
also the time when the world can sit back and look at
fashion with wonder, awe and amazement — and not take
it too seriously.
no mistake: While these clothes can actually be sold,
the creations are not for fashion’s faint of heart or,
dare we say, regular working humans who look to clothing
for its wearable and flattering attributes.
haute couture is considered the highest form of fashion,
and the designs are highly complicated creations that
often seem better suited for a sci-fi movie or art
fall ‘18 couture shows were no exception.
out-there looks were in abundance on the runways —
from Schiaparelli’s pink flamingo ensemble, replete
with a feathered bird mask covering the model’s entire
face, flamingo-print cape and pink trousers, to Givenchy’s
block-shaped dress that made the model appear armless,
to Victor & Rolf’s white comforter gown, complete
with two fluffy pillows attached at the neck.
the runways, designers showed interest in the neckline
and covering the face.
message was clear — if you want to be on trend with
haute couture next fall, don’t forget your fashion
helmet or veiled headdress.
examples of this included Jean Paul Gaultier’s
metallic sheer gown with a butterfly headdress,
constructed to stand out like wings from the head;
Maison Margiela’s masked models, models with painted
blue faces and models wearing colorful lab goggles; and
Guo Pei, showing an architecture-inspired dress, with
pointy details rising above the shoulders.
wasn’t all weird and wacky at couture week. There were
also some cool, edgy and absolutely gorgeous looks on
the runways too.
was the show everyone is still raving about — maybe
because the clothes and stunning color combinations
seemed somehow wearable. Even the hair — oversized and
teased, a la Barbra Streisand in "The Way We
Were" — looked moment-making. But the clothes —
sequins mixed with cool colors and surprising color
combinations — these were dreamy looks that inspire
and excite. And isn’t that the best part about