Armani’s case for the statement jacket was feistily made at their Haute Couture autumn/winter 2017. Sequined pixie beanies, satin separates and metallic colourways were the name of the game, alluding to a dark, whimsical romance.
It wouldn’t be a Giambattista Valli show without an iconic puffball gown. The 48-look show was an explosion of pink, floral appliques, and over the top glamour.
Design duo Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the creative brains behind Proenza Schouler, showed their latest collection at Paris Couture Week as special guests of governing body Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. Standout pieces included an array of statement shoes that everyone is going to be talking about – you heard it here first!
Ralph & Russo
After wowing us on the red carpet at Cannes, Indian actress Sonam Kapoor stole – sorry, we mean closed – Ralph and Russo’s autumn/winter couture show in a white, jewel-encrusted bridal gown, as part of the design duo’s bridal collection.
With a star-studded front row, including famous faces Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, Kirsten Dunst and Celine Dion, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her traveller-inspired couture collection at the Musee des Invalides. Designed to convey the season’s sense of adventure, models walked a runway surrounded by wooden safari animals, clad in coatdresses embroidered with a map of the world, detective-esque fedoras and lug-soled ankle boots.