Gentle touch: there’s a fine balance between haute joaillerie and light-as-air fabrics

Precision cuts and non-precious metals are the contemporary take on classic styles ‘Ca Cartonne’ cuff in coated aluminium, titanium and diamonds, by Suzanne Syz. ‘Aria Passionata’ brooch in gold, lacquer, rubies, garnets, diamonds and central 22.51ct rhodolite garnet, from the Chaumet est un Fête collection, by Chaumet. ‘Tiare’ earrings in blackened gold, diamonds and rubies, … Read more Gentle touch: there’s a fine balance between haute joaillerie and light-as-air fabrics

Haute couture fashion week gets pastels, petals and pinkness

Haute couture fashion week began in Paris on Sunday with a markedly different look to previous seasons. There were still layers of sequins and waterfalls of tulle cascading from models’ Giacometti-like bodies on the catwalk, but many of the staggering creations came from outsider brands who were new to the schedule. The most significant incomer was Rodarte, … Read more Haute couture fashion week gets pastels, petals and pinkness

Paris Haute Couture Week: All the Instagram posts you just can’t miss

The French capital of Paris has seen the best of creations at Paris Haute Couture Week (July 2- July 6) — from labels like Christian Dior and Ralph & Russo to Elie Saab and Valenrino. And, thanks to Instagram, there’s a lot of fashion to consume for everyone! Here’s a front row experience. Zendaya The … Read more Paris Haute Couture Week: All the Instagram posts you just can’t miss

Photos: A Paris haute couture collection from conception to catwalk

From the earliest ink sketches to the final touches on this season’s stunning floral gowns, Frank Sorbier is one of the last Parisian couturiers to do it all himself. He presented his collection at Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couture, which ran Jan. 22-26.  [Source:-London Journal Star]