The Spring/Summer 2020 couture shows just wrapped up in Paris, and challenging as it may be, we’ve managed to select just a few of our very favorite looks out of an overwhelming display of artistry and beauty. Read on for our roundup and a few of our top picks.
“We’ve managed to select just a few of our very favorite looks out of an overwhelming display of artistry and beauty.”
For Dior’s couture show, Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri posed the question, “what if women ruled the world?” Seventy-eight strut-worthy looks answered that question: apart from more concrete political implications, “power dressing” would become resolutely feminine, drawing clear inspiration from Greco-Roman goddesses and queens, with fabrics draped, pleated, tucked, and tied just-so. Even the handful of suits that made their way down the runway displayed a regal femininity in eye-catching metallics and open necklines.
Chanel’s second couture show since Lagerfeld’s passing remained true to the brand’s origins, in that the collection actually honored Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s somber orphanage upbringing at an Abbey in central France with a modest--nay, ascetic--sensibility marked by buttoned-up collars and cuffs and a familiar monochromatic palette made austere, particularly against a backdrop reminiscent of the Abbey’s cloisters. Our favorite part (and most likely the most versatile): ankle socks worn over sheer stockings. We’re considering it a brand new way to winter-ize our Amaiò.
Giambattista Valli’s latest couture lineup could easily be mistaken for a garden of the breathtakingly exotic blooms. Floral elements abounded in the form of poppies embroidered onto a verdant sheath gown, feathers resembling fine pollen anthers, and dramatic lengths of silk taffeta folded into petals of every shape and size imaginable.