From Elie Saab in Paris to Valentino in Rome, Haute Couture Week sent its share of lust-worthy pieces down the runway. We’re counting down just some of the top trends of the season to give you some inspiration for glamourous nightwear.
Where: Elie Saab
Nobody does glamourous nightwear like Elie Saab and this season offered a generous helping of sexy gowns and mini dresses. Extreme attention to detail and meticulous tailoring made this collection one of our favourites of the week.
One shoulder dresses
Valentino went back to its roots in Rome where Valentino Garavani himself founded the couture label in 1960. Views of the Piazza Mignanelli set the perfect atmosphere for the summery clothes and accessories to follow. Our favourite? The one shoulder dresses which were inspired by Ancient Rome, equipped with golden wreaths and gladiator sandals.
Where: Jean Paul Gaultier
What could be more Parisian than a striped shirt? Jean Paul Gaultier took it back to basics this season with what he knows best. Stripes were found in tights, the lapels of blazers, skirts and even fisherman caps.
Where: Atelier Versace
Donatella Versace took the couture label to the next level by embracing the best parts of the 1970s – maxi dresses and platform heels. The colour palette remained true to Versace’s style in soft pastels and silhouettes.
With a star-studded ensemble including Kristen Stewart, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Cara Delevingne, the casino quickly took it’s form in true Chanel style. The bouclé jacket has become an icon, ever since it was created by Coco Chanel herself in 1954. Karl Lagerfeld continues this traditional each year and puts his own quirky spin on an old classic.
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One of Australia’s most-loved wedding and couture designers, Steven Khalil celebrates his 20 year anniversary by launching a couture collection show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Renowned Australian couturier Steven Khalil will showcase his 2015 Couture Collection Show for the first time on schedule at MBFWA.
With international expansion and fans like Kylie Jenner, Dannii Minogue, Jesinta Campbell, Guiliana Rancic, Sonia Kruger, Paula Abdul and Delta Goodrem all lining up for his couture creations, 2015 is looking to be his busiest year yet.
Commemorating the brands 20 year Anniversary alongside MBFWA’s twentieth year, designer Steven Khalil thought it would be a great way to kick off his anniversary. “Celebrating 20 years of my brand is a huge milestone for me- I have worked very hard and had some wonderful achievements along the way. Showcasing my 2015 Couture Collection at MBFWA along with my fantastic partners is the perfect way to start what is going to be a huge year for the label.”
We all can’t wait to see what’s in store for the collection which launches Wednesday April 15 at 11am in The Theatre, which will be the first time Steven Khalil will show his collection in association with IMG and MBFWA.
The collection boasts a variety of exclusively designed pieces and embellished fabrics featuring blouses, pencil skirts, breathtaking gowns and a few surprise guests will be seen on the day.
Hair and makeup direction provided by Goldwell with hair director Sharon Blain, makeup by Alphie Sadsad of Bobbi Brown and nail colour by Essie.
From Amy Adams in picture-perfect plum to Jennifer Lawrence rocking cutting-edge Dior couture, this week’s red carpet has some serious best dressed contenders…
We started the week with The Governors Awards in Hollywood, and boy did it draw some incredible celebrity red carpet dresses.
Angelina Jolie was as beautiful as ever in her dramatic sparkly black Atelier Versace gown, taking home the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
We’re smitten with Jennifer Garner’s chic and feminine LBD by Dolce & Gabbana. Isn’t that neckline pretty?
Expect to see a lot more purple on the red carpet after Amy Adams’ strapless plum Vivienne Westwood gown.
But Raquel Welch was the real head-turner in her bombastic red figure-hugging dress. Can you believe she’s 73?
It was a busy week for the Hunger Games crew, continuing their whirlwind promotional world tour for the Catching Fire sequel, and Jennifer Lawrence stunned in this unique Dior creation. Perfect for the Paris premiere.
Another city, another Dior Haute Couture gown. We love the prom-inspired neckline and sexy billowing skirt worn over a black basque pulled together with a thick belt.
Meanwhile co-star Elizabeth Banks was radiant in this sculptured hot orange gown with sparkly embellishments at the L.A. premiere.
And if there’s any doubt purple is going to be a big fashion trend, here’s Girls’ star Allison Williams in a royal purple off-the-shoulder L’Wren Scott dress at the CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute evening in NYC.
Who is your celebrity style all-star this week?