Couture Week: Guo Pei SS17

All women are queens, but could you imagine a world where every one of you was designated a custom-made gown and crown to materialise your royal status? Guo Pei’s SS17 Couture collection creates this fantastical regal supremity. 

Virtually every noble lady elegantly ruled the runway in their gold-dripped dresses that were encrusted in jewel embellishments. The majority of the garments draped to the floor which created a graceful illusion of flotation. Water colours, pale pinks and purples created a resemblance to the fine artworks and luxurious architecture that would be seen in a palace. 

Guo Pei’s SS17 Couture collection blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, which is what high fashion is truly adored for. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Street Style x High Fashion

Street Style x High Fashion

Puma hooded sweatshirt
£140 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Vetements high-waisted jeans
£1,165 – matchesfashion.com

Dolce Gabbana tote handbag
£1,150 – italist.com

Couture Week: Valentino SS17

Imagine watching a runway show where the models are walking in exclusive Couture gowns and then you notice that they are wearing tan-coloured sandals with them. This is what occurred at Valentino’s SS17 Couture show. You would think pairing a basic-looking flat shoe would subtract from the beauty of the gowns, right? Wrong. With the straight silhouette we saw demonstrated, the sandals created an illusion as though the models were floating in their dresses. Not in a paranormal way either, but graceful and romantic. Every garment was floor-lengthed to enhance this and endless amounts of chiffon concluded.

As well as hovering ensembles, Valentino offered a colour palette that resembled a bouquet of roses: dusty pink, pure white and deep red. Even one of the gowns was covered in the passionate flower. 

In the midst of Couture Week when we are bombarded with images of extravagance and excessive crystal embellishments, Valentino romanticises a softer appearance. When other designer gowns command attention, Valentino’s simply whisper, “I’m here.” 

Molicia’s Favourites

Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Zuhair Murad SS17

Zuhair Murad is a celebration of couture, his designs represent everything we associate with having fun: nighttime, fireworks and vivid colours. When one wears a Zuhair Murad gown, you can guarantee they will not only be the centre of attantion, but the life and soul of the party too. 

Zuhair Murad’s SS17 Couture collection displayed intense jewel-tones of: sapphire, ruby and emerald. The embroidered crystals on gowns resemble rockets that have exploded in the dark sky. Some of the dresses also held the colour of champagne. If these themes don’t shout ‘luxury’, I don’t know what does. A classic silhouette of plunging v-shaped necklines, tight waistlines and flaring skirt also lead as a key theme to the show. 

In Zuhair Murad’s SS17 Couture collection, garments represent hardcore extravagance and ultimate glamour. 

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Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Zuhair Murad Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Elie Saab SS17

I asked myself this week, ‘what would Couture be without Elie Saab?’ Well, it would still be just that, but the fashion house amplifies the fantasy we experience during Couture Week. Every model who walks on the Elie Saab runway looks as though they have just finished the most luxurious editorial and taken the garments home. 

Jewel-tones and metallics dominated the runway at Elie Saab: sapphire satin, crystal flower embellishments and endless amounts of gold. 

The accessories also commanded the audience’s attention. Many of the ensembles featured matching headbands which could potentially become a huge trend. Accompanying earrings, bracelets and necklaces were large in size and glimmer. 

Elie Saab’s SS17 Couture collection sells the dream of material success and shows off the beauty that money can buy you with grace. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Elie Saab Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Tony Ward SS17

One thing that is demonstrated during Tony Ward’s SS17 Couture collection is attention to detail. It still astonishes me that designers have the ability to look at natural objects such as flowers then turn them into delicate details of golden embroidery. Tony Ward makes it seem as though those tiny sewn-on flowers are part of a woman’s body. This is shown by placing these minor details where the natural curves of a lady are, enhancing her shape in a soft but flattering manner. Another beautiful feature is a cape that is attached to the back of a gown which has laser-cut patterns, the light shines through them and creates a reflection on the floor as the model walks. 

In this collection, we see the beauty that occurs when a fashion designer takes gentle care and tough effort with their work. Tony Ward presents the epitome of couture in his SS17 collection: quality, effort and breathtaking design.  

Molicia’s Favourites

Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

Couture Week: Alexandre Vauthier SS17

A stunning collection was presented alongside a beautiful star-studded cast that included Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Alexandre Vauthier’s SS17 Couture collection featured garments that exposed a shoulder or two and silhouettes were feminine, flattering the models’ bodies. Black and white dominated the clothing but bright reds and bold blues juxtaposed to create a vivid statement of colour. Whether it was a mini skirt and baggy jumper combination or a little black dress, most of the ensembles were teamed with a pair of translucent polka dot tights, which added dimension and further edge. Alexandre Vauthier has a way of making women look boldly beautiful which is expressed through mastering cuts in the outfits and flattering exposure. The collection is flirtatious whilst declaring a message of independence. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Alexandre Vauthier Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸