Saturday, January 21, 2012

Countdown to the Paris Haute Couture week...

Readers, I am so excited! On Monday we can see the first reports from the Paris Haute Couture week. Three days of pure excitement, oohs and aahs, and, and, and....

This is the craftsmanship to look up to and I will try to cover my favorite shows over the next few weeks, looking into details of each couture house and, with your help, trying to uncover techniques and materials used in the construction.

Are you with me on it? Then follow along!

Here is the schedule of the shows:

January 23rd:

  • Versace
  • Christophe Josse
  • Bouchra Jarrar
  • Alexis Mabille
  • Christian Dior
  • Maurizio Galante
  • Giambattista Valli
  • Iris Van Herpen

January 24th:
  • Chanel
  • Worth
  • Giorgio Armani Privè
  • Atelier Gustavolins
  • Stéphane Rolland
  • Givenchy
  • Alexandre Vauthier
  • Julien Fourniè

January 25th:
  • Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal
  • On Aura Tout Vu
  • Franck Sorbier
  • Elie Saab
  • Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Maxime Simoens
  • Valentino

I love Chanel, of course, although the past few seasons didn't feature very flattering styles. Love Giambatista Valli and Valentino, and Armani is another house I always look at too.

So, will you watch the shows? What shows are you most looking forward to? Who are your favorites? Any designers you haven't heard much about?


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