FALL 2016 COUTURE
Pouf sleeves and ornate details were predominant on the Dior, Giambattista Valli and Valentino couture runway. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri of Valentino presented an Elizabethan themed collection complete with a cast of characters personifying Renaissance Italy in the time of Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and so on… On the other end of the spectrum at the Maison Margiela Artisanal collection, John Galliano continues to question traditional forms of clothing with his wrapping and draping of fabric as well as the house’s signature process of upcycling garments — Martin Margiela founded his Artisanal collection based on the repurposing of garments in a combination of wit and irony.
Enjoy some of the many beautiful looks from the Paris shows below.
Feature image from left to right: Christian Dior, Maison Margiela, Giambattista Valli, Valentino
All images courtesy of Vogue.