Top 10 Fashion Moments of Haute Couture Week 2022

In a refreshing departure from fashion movies, most labels from the couture calendar have returned to the runway. From Schiaparelli’s dramatized opening of fashion week to Chanel’s equestrian princess taking over the catwalk, it’s safe to say there was no shortage of impactful moments. This season’s offerings ranged from clean cuts to ostentatious constructions, here are our top 10 moments.

1. Schiaparelli

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Daniel Roseberry’s Spring/Summer 2022 couture collection for Schiaparelli was all about bringing out his artistry, even without the color and volume. A uniquely black and gold line – most garments have been cleverly constructed with metal/brass structures molded into the silhouette. This over-the-top sparkly coat-style dress was the centerpiece of her presentation.

2. Fendi

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Once again drawing inspiration from Rome, Kim Jones’ Spring/Summer 2022 couture collection for Fendi is her love letter to the Eternal City. Encapsulating the architectural marvels and celestial beauty of the earth through her detailed designs of evening gowns and gowns. Long and short, sculpted yet flowing outfits with botanical vines strategically placed on the outfit showcased Kim’s craftsmanship for which he is popularly known.

3. Jean-Paul Gaultier

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In an attempt to honor the indomitable legacy of Jean Paul Gaultier, current head of the house, Glenn Marten, has crafted his vision to celebrate women and their goddess form. Playing risk with construction, Marten’s idea of ​​fashion and couture takes you to a world of escape where everything is extra and larger than life. The opulent apricot dress, with a multitude of waves forged with the fabric, looked dreamy and straight out of a fashion fantasy.

4.Valentino

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With his latest collection, Anatomy of Couture, Pierpaolo Piccioli broke the stigma around elitism in couture and opened the arena for real women with real bodies to imagine themselves in his clothing-rich designs. As for sets, Piccioli once again succeeds in creating magic by placing more emphasis on design and detail than on surface ornamentation. The lavender dress with a ruched tulip-style hem and multiple bows on the bodice is one of the top contenders among the red carpet outfits we’d love to see this season.

5.Chanel

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True to the authentic Chanel identity, Virginie Viard brought a dose of freshness to the tweed trouser suits with feathers and fringes. With minimal layering and a classic feminine fit, Chanel this season aimed to add a touch of spring with 3D floral embroidery, sheer paneling and texturing. The multi-colored turtleneck crop top with a draped skirt bearing a giant bow was the latest inclusion in the otherwise iconic silhouettes.

6.Dior

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The strength of Maria Grazia Chiuri lies in the know-how that she sums up perfectly in each season. The space of his exhibition has been transformed into the garden of the Rodin museum through embroidered tapestries created by Madhvi and Manu Parekh from Chanakya, the trade school in India. an organization that Chiuri has always worked with. Completing the set-up, Chiuri’s couture designs were minimalist yet assertive, as was the A-line halter dress with an ornately embellished bodice.

7. Ronald van der Kemp

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Bringing fun back into fashion – Ronald van der Kemp’s campy collection is a work of art. Made from scraps and scraps, van der Kemp’s designs are a testament to the fact that sustainability doesn’t have to look basic and boring. Fashion can be frivolous without being insane. The hand-painted dress with raised shoulders was the star outfit in her colorful and flamboyant collection.

8. Alexandre Vauthier

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Alexandre Vaultier’s Art Deco plays a lot with the bias technique, with which the designer had not played much before. Demystifying the feminine and elegant theme otherwise followed during couture week, Vaultier’s ’80s-inspired silhouettes were modern with an edgy edge. Case in point: the emerald green sequin dress with multiple side slits with matching boots – highly prescribed for fashion risk takers.

9. Zuhair Murad

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Along with the heavenly gowns and flattering jeweled gowns that Zuhair Murad is known for, the designer showcased a range of new silhouettes across his Spring/Summer 2022 couture collection. While Zuhair’s brides have always been traditionalists, there are now has room for those who would love to walk down the aisle in the matching set encrusted in faded pink covered in sheer tulle.

10. Viktor & Rolf

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Inspired by Hollywood’s old school Dracula, Viktor & Rolf’s couture presentation took shoulder lift to a whole new level. This is for the maverick fashion connoisseurs living for that dramatic moment. The final ensemble is for the quirky and daring bride – drop skirt, wide sash and wings for the pleated shoulder sleeves.

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