As the fashion industry grows to be even more acclaimed internationally, designers never seem to run out of ideas for upcoming shows. The most anticipated one of the year, for me at least, is without a doubt Paris Haute Couture fashion week, and the instant major outlets release photos of the runway looks, fashion seems to be redefined once again. Take a look at our favorite looks of the week.

Elie Saab

Saab’s Fall 2017 haute couture collection is far from casual, as the designer wowed his audience gown after gown. The stunning designs range from fierce reds to sheer black necklines and intricate metallic gold detailing, seemingly telling the story of “imaginary kings, defeated by a fearless and heroic sisterhood”, as the designer himself puts it.

 

 

Valentino

The Italian powerhouse’s Fall 2017 couture collection is all the Dress To Kill offices talked about this morning. From the bold dresses to the demure ones, the contrast within the collection itself is enough to turn heads. It is said that portraits by Francisco de Zurbarán inspired the layered textures and shapeless outwear, which we did find resembled robes of religious entities.

 

 

Maison Margiela

John Galliano has talked about his fascination with “new glamour” in the past, and this collection seems to reflect his current understanding of it. Easy, different, and quite unconventional are words that can be used to describe the overall aesthetic of the collection.

 

 

Guo Pei

The Chinese designer’s couture collection featured gorgeous, extravagant, fairytale-like gowns (like that yellow Beauty and The Beast-esque dress!). From the colours to the textures, everything captured the essence of what the designer is known for. Our favourite looks combine eye-catching colors and an array of silhouettes.

 

 

Alexandre Vauthier

The little black dress got way, way, sexier in the Alexandre Vauthier collection. The designs exude femininity and fearsome sexiness, and despite the similarity in the colors, — all black — no two designs looked close to being similar. Peep our favourite looks below.

 

 

Armani Privé

It’s hard to miss the theme of this collection, which as Vogue reported, was mystery. The dark face veils complemented the muted tones of the collection, yet contrasted with the stunning embellishments that sometimes seemed a bit out of place — but I’m not complaining. My favourite touch is without a doubt the intricate fingerless gloves.

 

 

Giambattista Valli

Millennial pink might be the color every fashion icon is wearing now, but yellow remains a timeless touch of colour, as Valli understood so well. The yellow dress caught my eye, and Celine Dion’s too probably, as she sat front row at the show. This classic Fall 2017 collection remains one of my favourites of the week.

 

 

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