My Paris Fashion Week: Extravagance and Feminity are the Key Words by Maria Zota

My Paris Fashion Week: Extravagance and Feminity are the Key Words

This year I had the wonderful opportunity to join the Paris Fashion Week, with a lot of extravagance from the main fashion shows.

Yes, as we all know twice a year, all eyes fall on Paris that becomes the centre of the international fashion scene.

Paris Couture Fashion Week 2018 is focused on femininity: the woman is protagonist.

The moment of the catwalk is the result of a strong effort: The designers and dressmakers spend hundreds of hours creating one gown to be worn by a specific model.

Now I will describe my experience as a guest for the main Fashion Houses Catwalks.

Chanel decide to show a garden with lots of roses as the scenery of Chanel’s spring-summer 18 Fashion Show. If Mademoiselle Coco was used to adore the Camellia flower, today Karl Lagerfeld celebrates the Rose. The Flower, symbol of passion and love, not only colors the entire Collection, but inspires, thanks to its forms, the Haute Couture Chanel creations . In the enchanted garden of Chanel, among climbing flowers, stone benches and a gushing fountain, a new collection is staged as a real invitation to love nature and to celebrate its beauty.

For the Spring Summer Collection 2018, Karl Lagerfeld has revived the romantic and Bon Ton touch that made Chanel famous throughout the World.

It was crazy when Rita Ora arrived for the hottest fashion shows , the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2018 show.

Rita, the pop icon, looked pretty cool naturally wearing a piece from the fashion house that was a cross between a jacket and a dress .

The legend, Karl Lagerfeld said “The molecules from the water, when you breathe them in, it’s very healthy for you! It’s why you feel good in places like this.”

What about the incredible Dior?

I can say that Modern art and high fashion came together in Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest couture collection for Dior.

Because haute couture is a dream of fashion,” the designer mused in her show notes. “It’s a place where there are no limits to pushing boundaries and experimenting with technique, material and form.”

Louis Vuitton chooses the wonderful location of Louvre’s Pavillon de l’Horloge. Dior show was incredible and it was held on the Pavillon’s lower floor, in what was once a moat protecting a medieval fortress.

Saint Laurent choose ostrich feathers flew, glitter dresses glinted, Duchesse satin bubbled, and boots upon more boots stomped for the Collection.

Gaultier chooses unusual dresses with unusual music putting on a soundtrack of jangly pop and loopy space tunes, and set off on a trip to the Swinging Sixties, with outfits named Twiggy Pop, Yellow Submarine or Cardinella.

Rani Zakhem was definitely rebel with his precious streaks of diamonds on silky nights; sometimes fluid, sizzling cascades of molten metal on a short dress with dripping panels.

While Balmain wanted to impress the public saying “I am trying to impress myself but also trying to impress my audience… I always need love, to be loved and appreciated.”

Which one was my favourite?

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2018 show, was, in my opinion, the best.

Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, was so beautiful and made her first couture appearance in the show.

For its natural elegance, where tailoring and opulent gowns which mirrored their botanical surroundings in both freshness and natural elegance took centre stage.

Author: Maria Zota 






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My Paris Fashion Week: Extravagance and Feminity are the Key Words by Maria Zota


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