Looking forward to Spring 2017, Schiaparelli couture delights on the Paris runways – at a time when we all welcome a beautiful distraction.

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Two reasons we can all be VERY grateful for Paris right now. Okay, actually three.

1. They posted a beautiful statement on Donald Trump’s inaugural day, succinctly expressing their feeling on constructing a wall against Mexico.

 

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2. Parisians also joined millions of women (and men) in America and around the world at Saturday’s historic Women’s March.

3. Paris is hosting Couture Week this week, to provide us with countless runway creations that will satisfy all of our sartorial dreams and provide a lovely distraction from the political crisis that is the Donald Trump administration.

Indeed, as America’s global embarrassment level is on the rise, we can all excite in turning away from alternative facts to enjoy the latest Schiaparelli couture. Thank you fashion gods! 

A Grand Kick-Off to Couture Week!

With Atelier Versace skipping a runway presentation this season, Schiaparelli’s Spring 2017 runway show was the grand kick-off to couture week! And what a tremendous start it was. Creative director Bertrand Guyon unveiled a 31 Schiaparelli couture looks, paying homage to the Japanese kimonos and Chinese hanufs beloved by Miss Elsa Schiaparelli herself.

“The more the body is respected, the better the dress acquires vitality,” said Schiaparelli in 1954 – words that still ring true today and were the footprint of a Spring 2017 collection that celebrates the female physique and vitality.

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

In Schiaparelli’s signature style, the Spring 2017 couture collection is rich with both opulence and simplicity. Simplistic silhouettes are graced with vivid colors and graphic prints. This season, Schiaparelli couture also dabbled in the popular metallic trend that people just can’t seem to get enough with. And who can blame them, with metallic golds and silver injecting new life in classic designs.

Saying no to soft, pretty pastels – color saturation was bolstered to full capacity. Schiaparelli couture is no stranger to pulsating looks, and I was sure glad Spring 2017 followed suit. Where others look to more muted shades (i.e. Ralph & Russo), Schiaparelli takes great pride in energizing the spring color palette. And I don’t object.

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Schiaparelli Couture - Spring 2017 Runway

Runway images courtesy of Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli couture is always among my favorite things in life and the Spring 2017 collection is an electric delight! From the heart-shaped jackets and dramatic over-the-knee boots, to flowing caftans – the runway was a sartorial feast for the eyes. 

Schiaparelli strongly commits to vibrancy like few brands do. It’s what has me anticipating their collection season after season and inviting fashion heavyweights like Cate Blanchett to dress in Schiaparelli on red carpets around the world. Spring’s couture week always falls at the height of award season and with today’s Academy Awards nominees announced, one can’t help but hope one of these stunning gowns will make an appearance on the big night.

A big thank you to Schiaparelli for providing runway images and to you for reading! Today is just the beginning of many great couture collections to come this week. Keep checking back on Dream in Lace because I’m dedicating this WHOLE WEEK to salivating over haute couture. That’s right. It’s couture season and I’m going BIG! 

To see the beautiful collection in action, definitely head over to the Schiaparelli website, here!


As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!

XOXO
Kelly

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Last week , the fashion elite took over the runways in Paris to present the latest and greatest in haute couture! The Spring 2015 couture runways showed an eclectic mix of bold and traditional looks, to satisfy the hunger of fashion lovers everywhere, self included.

These hand crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces are the premium in design, coming at quite the price. But, they’re also the precursor to the ready-to-wear collections due out next month, and will spill into designs of your local clothing store in no time. From Karl Lagerfeld’s crop tops and blinged-out beanies at Chanel, to Armani Prive‘s sweltering looks of regal elegance – the landscape of haute couture has never been more grand!

To catch you up on everything you missed, or maybe to help you relive the magic, I’ve put together an assortment of the signature looks from the runways that will make their way into the editorial pages of Vogue and the red carpets of the Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival in no time. Half the fun of couture, for those of us who will never be able to afford it, is watching where the gorgeous atelier fashion ends up after its debut!

Let’s review!

Chanel Spring 2015 Haute Couture

Chanel Spring 2015 Couture (Collection Here)

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Well, hold on to your crop tops, because Karl Lagerfeld tells us they’re here to stay!

Amidst a garden of paper mache, rumored to take one year to construct, Karl debuted Chanel‘s take on Spring 2015 Haute Couture in Paris today, and it was predictably grandiose. Say what you will about our dear pal Karl, but the man sure knows how to put on a show! He also appreciates some great eye candy, kicking off the show with two very svelte male models ‘watering’ the set before the looks began skipping down the runway.

As always, Chanel grew a large, and important, crowd. Both Anna Wintour and Anna Dello Russo were in attendance, along with recent face Kristen Stewart and one of my favorite models to crush on, Lena Perminova. Just what was Chanel serving this season? Well, crop tops and a whole lot of embellishment!

Chanel Spring 2015 Haute Couture

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