Couture SS15: Love Is In The Air
Couture fashion week took over Paris. Even though there is so much that makes us shout I DIE all over Instagram, we've decided to breath for six minutes and write down our five favourite things. All images via Style.com
; cover photo by Gaultier. 1. No need to worry about being androgynous OR feminine because you can be both and it's wonderful.
Jean Paul Gaultier was at his very best with the wedding themed collection entitled 61 Ways To Say Yes. I think what he meant to say was 61 Looks I'd Die To Wear, but either way, he knows how to mix things - whether it's sexy with mundane or the ultra chic with tomboys. Jean Paul Gaultier Jean Paul Gaultier
2. Inappropriately short shorts and fishnet tights are not slutty.
OK, we can't blame you if you have your reservations. We wouldn't just take anyone's word for it either, but if the news comes from Maison Margiela and Jean Paul Gaultier? Suppose an awkward tan is a very likely thing to happen but that's a bridge to cross when we get there. Maison Margiela Jean Paul Gaultier
3. It's all about florals but none of that boring print stuff.
Viktor & Rolf made flowers explode into grandiose architectural shapes. Lagerfeld took the playfulness of his muses and turned it into something so effortlessly Chanel, all topped off with a flower (or a few hundred). Basically, we might well be turning into walking bouquets, which, if you think of it, is really quite fabulous. Viktor & Rolf Chanel
4. Love is in the air
and Valentino is quite literally wearing their heart on their sleeves. Well, actually, it's all embroidered on tulle skirts. It's hard not to appreciate such an earnest expression of romanticism - the pastel colours and translucent materials emulate the feeling of love without the nauseating Disney side effects. Besides, as far as slogans go, it's a very refreshing change to T-shirts with hash tags. And really, Valentino Valentino
5. Vinyl is wonderful
(if paired with extravagantly detailed garments). It's an easy thing to get wrong, kinda like fishnets and denim shorts, but Raf Simons isn't exactly one to accidentally go tacky. Vinyl footwear with contrasting sequin trousers or transparent vinyl coats with embellished shift dresses? Just Some More Looks To Die For. Look, Raf, I named your collection. Christian Dior Christian Dior