Natural and textured Spring Couture ’18

Haute Couture is sending a message, maybe not a meditated one, but it was clear. Nature, in most cases, was the inspiration for most collections. The textures, the roots, the flowers, the sky, the movement. In a clear or surreal environment, nature had a leading role in the trends that will be dominating the next year, in the clothes we all be able to wear.

Maybe it is also a cry for the industry to step back and slow down its pace. Many talented designers have resigned their posts due to the pressures of launching 6 different collection, tending to trends, and satisfying the loyal brand customers. And of course, battling the copycats, born and raised with the fast fashion brands, and their pressure to get people something new, every week. True fashion cannot do that, and neither this nature will be able to hold out for long.

Haute Couture is also feeling a lot more optimistic, the collections were full of colors (to the exception of Dior), filled with tulle, frills, sequins, embroidered flowers and a sense of lightweight, and a clear nod to the female empowerment. Many of the couturiers opted to show more pants, even tuxedo constructions owned by the softness, lightness and femininity. This is also a repercussion of all the social movements and distresses that we’ve been witnessing or have been a part of for the last year. Let there not be a doubt that fashion is a strong way to express one self for the human being.

Beyond all these meditations, the trends are clear, so get ready. Texture, a lot of it,  nature related, specially. Feathers, frills, embroidered flowers, and tulle will be making a strong come back, as well as some color block and as Galliano clearly stated with his Margiella collection, clothes that will shimmer with light.

Chalayan’s evolving fashion

So, as you know, Swarovski is turning 120 years old, and french designer Hussein Chalayan has worked with the swiss brand fro quite sometime.

He has worked with Swarosvki crystal and mixdd it up with technology, which happened in his last runway, at Paris Fashion Week 2016, for the upcoming Spring and Summer.

The clothes seemed finished, with that elegant, minimal touch. It was just that 2 models stood under turned off showers.

When the water comes out, the magic begins. The shirt appears to come undone and reveals a new outfit.

Of course, this is a one time opportunity ‘cause once you’ve got them wet, you won’t have them as they were at the beginning, but it is just a glance at the wearable technology trend that luxury and premium fashion have been facing and fading off for quite some time.

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