Suit with skirt
If at the past shows of men's collections suits evolved - they received drawstring trousers, denim trim and robes instead of classic jackets, then at Haute Couture Week they returned to their roots, in the golden times of haute couture - they included double-breasted vests and A-line skirts. The creative directors of Ralph & Russo proposed an evening version made entirely of sequins, while the head of Chanel, Virginie Viard, offered a more casual version, created from the tweed traditional for the collections of the fashion house.
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White total bow
Givenchy, Alexis Mabille and Ralph & Russo have suits with skirts made in a risky color for Russian realities - white. One has only to imagine such a set in Russian scenery, and it is immediately - albeit only in his thoughts - soiled by splashes from under the wheels of a passing car. White clothing, and premium runway brands as well, is a good idea only when you are confident the weather will be dry and the journey to the point of spectacular appearance is short. In other cases, it is better to limit yourself to dense tights of light colors, which Chanel has been persistently trying to bring back into fashion for several seasons.
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The members of the Haute Couture Syndicate have heeded the research of the Pantone Color Institute and added to their couture collections outfits in the main color of the coming year - classic blue. Beautiful, impressive and, according to experts, soothing, it looks in the context of not only minimalistic Valentino dresses, voluminous Givenchy hats and Ronald van der Kemp fluffy skirts, but also any casual wear - classic shirts, baggy sweatshirts or fitted cashmere coats.
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The idea of wearing a jacket on a naked body is not new: Irina Shayk, Natalie Dormer, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian have already appeared in this form, who taught us to fix naked breasts with double-sided tape (and even released it under the brand name of her Skims brand). The designers of couture collections here rather do not set, but confirm the trend: a frank image looks more convincing when it appears in a series of beautiful and strict outfits, not shocking and ironic ones.
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Ruffles, ruffles and flounces are the easiest way to make your look light and carefree. However, if in high fashion they can be massive and hyperrealistic, as at the Valentino show and the presentation of Giambattista Valli, then in everyday life let them decorate only one part of the outfit - the sleeves or the hem. Take a cue from model Teddy Quinlivan for Alexandre Vauthier, a mermaid who emerged from the depths of the sea rather than drowned in it.
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Giant bows are perhaps the main red carpet trend of recent times. Think of the performances of Cate Blanchett at the closing of the Cannes Film Festival, Alec Wack at the 2018 Fashion Awards or Jennifer Lopez at the last Golden Globe. However, unlike past couture collections and looks designed specifically for ceremonies, this time the designers made bows not only Instagram-intensive, but also comfortable: they appeared as a belt, hair clips and an accessory on the neck. The advantage of this styling element is that you can build it yourself: any piece of lace, velvet or jacquard will help you.
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Dresses, similar to an oriental tent and referring to the silhouette popularized by Pierre Cardin, appeared in the couture collections of Giambattista Valli and Givenchy. However, in the new season not only dresses are made in this form, but also blouses, peplum and floor-length skirts - they are no longer so difficult to imagine in real life.
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If you still can't forget the hats from the Valentino couture collection for the spring-summer 2018 season and the subsequent appearance of actress Frances McDormand at the Met Gala in one of them, pay attention to the same fashionable but more practical hats and headbands from Giambattista Valli and Alexandre Vauthier. The latter rightly notes: the longer and more effective the feathers on the accessory, the calmer and simpler the rest of the set should be.
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