Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week F/W'18: Sonia Rykiel and Givenchy
Here are two shows that caught our eye...
Last night, Sonia Rykiel showcased a new range of Fall/Winter '18 couture creations and the runway officially marked the brand's debut on the calendar. Also adding to the line-up of standout shows, Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller dove straight into the brand's archives for a new season of couture.
Take a look at some of the collection's best looks here...
What you need to know: The first Fall/Winter '18 couture collection by Sonia Rykiel's Creative Director, Julie de Libran, embodied strong feminism and fine tailoring with a selection of 25 looks that housed an inventory of Rykiel's iconic pieces (including the peacoat, the ribbed sweater; tracksuit pants and the culotte skirt). The beautiful pieces (some of which took the maison over 150 hours to make) will be able to order by appointment only over the next few days. Get those credit cards ready!
Brand debut: Julie de Libran officially celebrated Sonia Rykiel's 50th-anniversary show overnight, and delivered a stunning tribute to the late designer (who passed away in 2016) and her brand ethos.
What you need to know: It's been quite a stellar year for Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller so far. After all, the designer was revealed as the woman responsible for Meghan Markle's wedding dress. For her new couture collection, Keller sent down a slew of wish-list worthy ensembles that combined both feminine and masculine elements. There were a lot of colour combinations, very detailed tailoring, jewel-toned dresses and strong shoulder cuts.
The inspiration: This season's Givenchy couture collection was a tribute to the house's late founder Hubert de Givenchy. Last month, we found out that the collection would be "a celebration of his timeless elegance and grace, imbued with Waight Keller's fresh take on the Givenchy spirit." Also, the designer drew inspiration from the iconic dress photographed on Givenchy’s lifelong muse, Audrey Hepburn, in 1964.