The other side of the Haute Couture
January 29th, 2017
Haute Couture week just finished and we were able to admire some really gorgeous creations by the names of Christian Dior, Chanel, Maison Margiela, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani, Valentino and Schiaparelli. Their designs are all over the internet, but did you know that there are other fashion designers who also show their creations during Haute Couture week?. They dont get all the press coverage as the famous brands but have as much talent as them. Today I want to share with you what these creators showed this week in Paris.
Lebanese Fashion Designer who started his career interning at Chanel, and has now established his own atelier and three successful ready to wear collections. He is best know for his signature expression of femininity, romance and elegance.
French fashion designer who was previously the creative director of the Haute Couture house Torrente. Fournié created his own Couture brand in 2009, focused on what the designer calls his “laboratory”: Parisian Couture. The brand also offers two capsule ready-to-wear collections.
French designer who previously worked for Chantal Thomas and Thierry Mugler. He presented his first Haute Couture collection in 1999.
After graduating from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Nakazato returned to his hometown in Japan and started his own label, nowadays he shows mainly in Paris. He has received many awards and is recognized for dressing celebrities and recording artists in and out of Japan.
Among the most stablished fashion designers in China, Guo Pei is a true Master couturier, he has been working for more than 30 years with no sign of slowing down making his debut in Haute Couture in Paris in 2014 and becoming worldwide reconized because of the striking dress that Rihanna wore to the Met Gala on 2015.
The Italian designer studied Art and graphic design. He started his career working for Gattinoni where he met Giardina, his future partner for their brand Grimaldi Giardina. After a 10-year successful collaboration, the two decided to go their separate ways to pursue individual paths leading to the establishment of Antonio Grimaldi’s namesake label. His couture designs enhance the silhouette with exquisite detailing, intricate embroideries and prints.
HYUN MI NIELSEN:
A guest on the couture calendar, this former Givenchy, Alexander Mcqueen and most recently Balenciaga alumna presented this year her first solo collection during the Haute Couture week. What you can see on her designs is a dark, almost gothic poetry,going from ethereal to verging on bondage in an unusual yet appealing play on contrasts.
This year was the first time that an Israeli fashion house has been invited to show on the official haute couture calendar and Galia Lahav was the house that did it. Galia Lahav is eponymously named after its founder, and who designs with her assistant, Sharon Sever. The house began more than 30 years ago when Mrs. Lahav discovered her talent for designing laces. That sensitivity would eventually lead her to creating wedding gowns and finally couture for women around the world.