From the Chanel show to Giorgio Armani Privé, here are all the highlights from day two of Paris Haute Couture Week.
Stephane Rolland Couture Fall 23
Chanel unveiled a collection which stuck to the house codes of impeccable classic tailoring at its Couture Fall/Winter 23 show this morning. Creative Director Virginie Viard revealed the new capsule in a show on the right bank of the Seine River. Models walked along cobblestones, some of which had been coloured in playful pastel shades. Highlights of the new collection included Chanel’s iconic tweed and boucle, as well as floral details throughout.
The new collection from Aelxis Mabille is an evening-wear inspired celebration. Models took to the runway of the new show carrying champagne flutes and coupes, ready to be refilled at the heady Parisian party from which they appeared to have just stepped out from. Trouser suits, evening gowns and cocktail dresses all played big in the party-ready capsule.
Stéphane Rolland showcased a decadent monochrome couture collection in Paris this afternoon. Metallic bodywear and the occasional daring shade of rouge also appeared on the runway.
Rami Al Ali
Syrian designer Rami Al Ali unveiled his latest collection at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris today. Al Ali was inspired by the iconic French artist, Henri Matisse, for his latest couture collection. Through the pieces in the latest capsule, the Middle Eastern design pays homage to the artist’s cut-out era during the late 1940s. Inspired by the avant-garde techniques used by Matisse, the 30-piece collection is an ode to the spectacular innovation during the early and mid 20th century.
Ronald van der Kemp
Ronald van der Kemp pushed the boundaries of creativity with his latest couture collection. Rock and Roll, surrealism and hallenquin-esque designs all had a place in the capsule. The Dutch designer showcased the collection in a jubilant party-like atmosphere at the Atelier Néerlandais. Some pieces in the collection hung decoratively around the room, others adorned models. The show came with its own fragrance too perfuming the air – namely RVDK’s The Mind Vaccine, which the designer recently collaborated on with Salle Privée. The wildly imaginative couture collection was also made entirely from recycled and upcycled materials.
This year’s Armani Privé couture collection was inspired by the classic flower, the rose. Representation took many forms throughout the show from rouge colourways to floral adornments, and the show notes which proclaimed Shakespeare’s famous adage: “That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” The rose is arguably one of the most timeless motifs of our time – from literature to theatrical symbolism and art, yet Armani still pushed the boundaries of creativity through this year’s classic capsule. Realised through a heady mix of sequined roses, 3-D chiffon roses and conceptual floral designs. As Giorgio Armani approaches his 89th birthday later this month, the show proved he is still one of the greatest creative minds of our time.