I always look forward to the couture shows for a dose of drama and unbridled beauty.  Couture is the most elevated celebration of fashion.  It’s the opportunity for designers to unleash their creativity and to present even the most outlandish vision for their brands, while lavishly creating each piece with the highest standard of craftsmanship and luxury.

I love the outpouring of creative expression, but this season have found the shows to be quite difficult. Amongst the eccentric, and even bizarre offerings have been some rather elegant gems, the best of which combine a grown up elegance with a contemporary style.  These are a few of my favourites –

Elie Saab – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue

Schiaparelli – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue

Iris Van Herpen – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue

 

Dior – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue

Giambattista Valli – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue

Givenchy – Spring/Summer 2019 Couture, from British Vogue