The Edge Of Elegance: Trends From Paris’ Couture Week

8th Jul 2019 / By Alexis Teeling

From Chanel’s post-Lagerfeld debut to the voluminous feathers at Givenchy, Fall 2019 Couture is making a profound impact on the future state of occasion-wear. Be it a blazer, pantsuit, or gown––it’s go big or go home. Scroll below to see what we mean.

Alexandre Vauthier

Menswear was a clear influence here, but with an 80’s twist it became something else entirely. With a mix of exaggerated lapels, cinched waists, and languid trousers, the collection felt androgynous. A simple white tee or crisp white button up paired effortlessly with the sharp tailoring of the jackets and skirts. Even the layered leather ensemble had an air of ease about it.


Virginia Viard’s debut collection for Chanel since Lagerfeld’s passing was powerfully feminine with a contemplative environment accented by the seductive tunes of Portishead’s Glory Box. You wouldn’t know it just by looking at the pictures, but even with the button-up tweed sets and colonial-esque white tights, the environment and collection was quite freeing. The matching pant and skirt-suits were sophisticated in structure, but hung relaxed on the model’s forms as they sauntered down the runway.


The menswear trend continued here with Givenchy’s ostentatious silhouettes. Dramatic blazers and jackets unexpectedly softened by a plume of feathers while hints of white added dimension and shape. Each look was equal parts masculine and feminine. The way Clare Waight Keller (Creative Director) played with volume felt romantic and whimsical. There was both structure and flow in the fit of each garment.


Art deco with a modern twist. Glamorous and sparkling details took elegant tailoring to the next level with beaded scarfs, sequin trousers, and ball gown style tops that ruffled and billowed with dramatic volume. This was menswear, a woman’s way.

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