I started the day with a tennis lesson, then moved forward to just laying in the outdoor sofa. The day has been wonderful, sunny and warm - which is very rare for us here up north. With a cappuccino beside me and the vogue website open I've now scrolled down and researched most of the Haute Couture autumn/fall 2016-2017 runways, and naturally, found my favorites. There were many, so I had to cut it down a tiny bit. Either way, now I'm about to share with you guys, my favorite trends from the Haute Couture shows in Paris last week.
Fendi at Fontana di Trevi (photo:DailyMail.co.uk)
For this autumn thigh-high boots and knee-high boots in general are going to rule. The trend in my opinion, is gorgeous! Thigh-high boots or over-the-knee boots became a thing already in the Victorian era and the late 19th century. This traditional fall trend has appeared again in shows of for example Zuhair Murad.
|All Zuhair Murad|
Capes Capes Capes....
So, naturally, when the weather gets colder we often like to wear more. I've seen many designers put out cape-like things. Often sewed into a dress or just like that. Capes have been around for ages, since we put a foot on earth, basically. Valentino had capes in an Elizabethan-style with romantic influences inspired by Shakespeare. I've always thought that kind of style wasn't my thing, but now, I kinda like it.
One of my faves also showed us many capes - Ralph&Russo - in an elegant, sophisticated way. Satin underneath equals the love of my life, haha!
Capes followed by long jackets.
|Above left to right: Ralph&Russo, Zuhair Murad, Valentino.|
Below all Ralph&Russo
|Boss as hell|
Hats make a statement. Elegant, chic, bohemian... Pick ur style!
Zuhair Murad showed us the boho and chic style paired with lace-detailed gowns. Love that. You get the whole rock 'n roll- vibe of it, gypsy-chic.
There is another way to make an entrance, with the truly oversized hats. For example for Ralph&Russo the huge hats were it. I get the Formation (Beyoncé) kind of feeling from them .
|Beyoncé in Formation|
By the way, is the off-shoulder trend ever going to fade away? I feel like every couture show had at least a few looks where the shoulders were totally bare. I love the trend, don't get me wrong. I think it's both fun and modern with an elegant touch. But it's been around for a time that seems like forever.
Both Valentino and J.Mendel had some pieces without shoulders.
|Left to right: J.Mendel, Valentino|
You need a gown that screams attention and draws it? I got you - wavy ruffles.
Seen on the runways of umm.. everyone basically, not quite though. Ralph&Russo, Viktor&Rolf and in some way, Maison Marginal are some fashion-houses that used these kind of ruffles.
Above left: Viktor&Rolf, Above right: Maison Margiela
(All the photos are from Vogue.com exclusive the Ralph&Russo ones that are from their website)
What's your favorite trend for this autumn/fall?
I started the day with a tennis lesson, then moved forward to just laying in the outdoor sofa. Th...