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Everyone Needs A Little Haute Couture In Their Life

… Even if it’s just to watch!

In case you missed it, the Paris Haute Couture week just wrapped up, and we’re still high from the fantasy. Yes, by “fantasy” we really do mean that these looks are otherworldly, getting your imagination on the run is a flash of color, flare and movement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As the very first fashion week on the calendar (whilst we’re still recovering from the holiday lull), Haute Couture week has its way of jolting the fashion community back from dormancy; and in a way, we use view it as a makeshift forecast into the year as far as fashion goes. And wow, did this Haute Couture week get us excited for 2019!

Long skirts and gowns (although not necessarily voluminous), bows, capes, deeply rich colors and a whole lot of sass paraded the runway; there’s definitely a dream-like quality to the haute couture this season. It is a breath of fresh air in some way. While we’re not necessarily sad about the dominance of street style and pop-culture apparel in 2018, a dose of unapologetic flounce serves a reminder that fashion always has an occupation in fantasy—not just day-to-day grit.

 

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Want to see for yourself? Check out our favorite, magical runway shows as of this Haute Couture season. They’re sure to get you excited for 2019 fashion!

 

Christian Dior

Maria Grazia Chiuri successfully delivers another vision! This time the house of Christian Dior takes viewers into a whimsical, circus themed set.

 

Valentino

No fuss nor elaborate campaigns—just good ol’ fashion. Valentino proves itself to be a master of elegance as the silhouettes and tailoring speak for themselves.

 

Alexis Mabille

There is a distinct Hollywood-like glamour to Alexis Mabille’s collection, and it will have you wishing to get on a red carpet—or rather, pink carpet soon.

 

Giorgio Armani Privé

Sleek, sexy and strong! Giorgio Armani PrivĂ©’s haute couture may not be the most outlandish, but they add extra oomph! to that daily power dressing.

 

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Balmain

Looking at Olivier Rousteing’s light-filled, gravity-defying creations, the word “statuesque” comes to mind with a curious, yet fun interpretation.

 

Guo Pei

Would you expect anything less than stunning from Guo Pei? The Chinese couturier continues to transport the fashion world to a whole new wonderland, all the way to age of empresses.

 

Lead photo from @maisonvalentino