From The Streets To The Runway Here Are Our Favorite Trends Seen During Fall 2019 Couture Week In Paris
Couture Fashion Week is probably our most favorite fashion week of the entire year.
As a designer who first made her mark in couture, I love to see the intricate details, craftsmanship, and story that inspired the designers behind each collection. This is really were we get to play fairy tale and make dreams come true.
So although we were not in Paris for the couture shows, we are blessed to live in the era of live streaming and immediate content made available by a plethora of platforms.
We are sharing the trends we saw in the streets and on the runways of Paris this season.
From 3D textures, to towering sculptures, to ultra feminine patterns and prints and shades of pastels, we are breaking down the trends you should expect to in the coming year. Truly Paris has set the tone for a whimsical year ahead and we are here for it.
In The Streets
Color! Color! Color!
Paris streets saw lots of color this Couture season. From pastels to bright neons, color was a constant theme.
There was also an abundance of volume. We saw it in shoulders, sleeves, skirt hems, pleats. We believe, while minimalism has its steady place in the fashion world, street couture is in. Luxury labels are back in the spotlight and we are loving it. A beautiful balance of overtly feminine paired with a subtle nod to masculinity made its way in the streets and on the runway.
Biker shorts and blazers are still a thing and puffy sleeves aren’t going anywhere, in fact they are getting bigger.
On The Runway
The rule book for trends was thrown out long ago, and designers are taking note. Each show was truly a beautiful masterpiece. There was a little something for everyone in each collection.
In my opinion Ralph and Russo stole the show with an eclectic array of wonder and whimsey. Ralph did not miss a beat in the vast collection. It was delicate yet loud. Touching on all notes this season, from larger than like ruffles, to dainty lace, elegant beading, bold color pairings, to tons of texture.
Dior and Chanel went back to black, in a bold way. While Valentino and Miu Miu played with big bows, vintage color palettes, prints and giant ruffles with trains.
Inspired by both the street style and runway looks, we set out to create a whimsical LOTD from pieces I already had in my closet. The matching, powder blue, short, suit set is a vintage Dolce and Gabbana with a vintage acrylic purse. Heels are accidental vegan by Jessica Simpson and the mesh bodysuit is from Forever 21 about 6 seasons ago. Linking some similar looks below the grid.