The latest edition of Paris Haute Couture Week has kicked off in style, we bring you some of the highlights from the first day of shows and presentations.
Left to Right: Iris Van Herpen, Giambattista Valli, Schiaparelli
Schiaparelli opened the shows on the morning of 4th July presenting its Fall/Winter 2022 collection by Daniel Roseberry at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The collection “Born Again” comes in line with the unveiling of a new exhibition in Paris which will showcase some of Elsa Schiaparelli’s most iconic designs. Roseberry paid homage to the codes of the house and Elsa’s iconic designs while updating it for the 21st century. See the full review here.
Georges Hobeika who is now designing alongside his son Jad Hobeika as Co-Creative Directors penned a love letter to planet earth and humanity for his Fall/Winter 2022 Haute Couture collection. Marking a new chapter of the Maison this collection paid tribute to the gifts that Mother Nature has given us through its colour choices and attentional to detail. A futuristic approach uses innovative techniques and modern silhouettes to combine tradition with modernity and present looks that offer a mesmerising glistening finish.
Tony ward returned to a physical show for the first time in two years and he didn’t disappoint. With a star-studded cast and audience, the Lebanese designer wanted to make an impact with his return to the runway. Bold shapes, voluptuous volumes, and the free movement of fabrics created a creative spectacle. Three-dimensional embroideries highlighted the hours of savoir-faire that it took to bring this collection together, and a colour palette of earthy tones and sunshine-inspired colours highlighted the joy of being back on the runway.
Giambattista Valli marked ten years of designing Haute Couture with his Fall/Winter 2022-23 collection ‘L’Instant’. With bold colours, extravagant silhouettes and a set decorated with party balloons, the designer didn’t hold back. This was a true celebration with a collection that embodied everything the house stands for.
Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko’s work and the tree of life that is at the heart of her artworks. Captured this through her use of embroideries made from cotton threads, silk threads and yarn the designer pays homage to the links between nature and humankind. See the full review here.
Iris Van Herpen
Iris Van Herpen’s Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection “Meta Morphism” celebrates the house’s 15th anniversary and explores the body in a post-human reality. The designer expresses the body as an elusive system, that is always moving, evolving and developing with the times. This futuristic offering highlights the designer’s fascination with the developing work and the definition of our identity.