These Eccentric Looks Caught Everyone's Attention at Paris Couture Week

Armani Privé: Enigmatic, Iconoclastic

A dedication to the late Italian Vogue editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, the collection is one of red hot mystery. Despite the overtly sombre tone and the strikingly uniform face veils across the collection, pops of soft sapphire and lilac seem to breathe from its collection with soaring weightlessness. Despite the common outrageousness of haute couture and avant garde fashion, the running motif across the period-yet-modern looks of Armani Privé Fall Winter 2017 Couture are perfectly wearable and – perfectly glamorous.

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Viktor & Rolf: Cute, Creepy, Crazily Fascinating

Cute or creepy – Viktor & Rolf Fall 2017 Couture certainly got off to an eye-opening start. Bobbleheads filled the runway, trampling down with chunky Doc Martens, patched and printed jeans and voluminous dresses. The collection arrived as a caricature, emphasized by their representative, oversized dolls. The presentation was divided in two parts; save for the initial confusion, the models reappeared in the same outfit, this time in its authenticity. In its own skin, the collection showed off its high-tech Japanese fabric, playing with avant garde construction and fascinating silhouettes and marking a true new era.

Maison Margiela: New Glamour

Call it a dizzying proposition of “new glamour” – Maison Margiela Fall 2017 Couture was, however, “a working progress”, in John Galliano’s words. A winter chill runs through the collection as each model floats down the runway with a sort of otherworldliness, complete with largely blood red lips and a frosty demeanour. Galliano blends the future with the past, adding touches of enchantment, illusion, and touches of gold.

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Elie Saab: Ethereal Glamour

If Galliano was contemplating over possible new meanings of glamour, Elie Saab Fall Winter 2017 Couture was no doubt glamorous – if the word took on its traditional meaning. The charmingly magical collection seemed to revert back to its signature Ellie Saab ethereal beauty, with a throwback to the medieval era of noble women and warrior queens. The fantastic collection radiates with sweet legends and recollections of ancient times, whether in the softness of silk or in elaborate gold embroidery.

Iris van Herpen: Back to the Future

While some collections blend periodic influences with the contemporary of now,  Iris van Herpen Fall Winter 2017 shuttles you right into her galactic imagination, showing off dizzying  geometric and blurred lines. Silhouettes and form distort, blending the geometry of waves and the cold, stark steeliness of grey.

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