Day 2 of Paris Couture S/S’2015 witnessed a modern take on couture.From Dior’s journey through the retro-ages, Giambattista Valli’s whimsical floral dream to Dice Kayek’s structured minimalism, Paris Couture Week S/S’2015 saw designers that reflected modernity but with a backbone of tradition to lean on.

Christian Dior: The French luxury house displayed luxury to the pinnacle with a modern touch as the collection was a journey through the retro ages. Exaggerated hemline skirts reminiscent of the 1950s, bright colorful stripes in yellow, orange, red, blue and green of the 1960s & bright acid-vinyl boots of the modern day era. There was a lot of embroidery and embellishment visible in some of the garments.  This particular show was nothing like a traditional couture show, Raf Simons brought about a modern spin on it.


Giambattista Valli: The couturier kept the collection very chic yet minimal in a colour palate of majorly black and white with soft pastel shades in pink. The collection exuded femininity as it consisted of sheer dresses and skirts, elements of whimsicality as seen in the puffed tulle skirts and was also heavily inspired from nature. Motifs borrowed from nature were quite evident, a tree of life jacquard, a floral rose print, silk embroidered flowers were some of the naturesque displays.


Dice Kayek: The collection showcased by the Turkish couture house of the designer-duo sisters radiated ‘couture’ in its truest sense. It imbibed a sense of modernity while still commanding a sense of attention in terms of immaculate construction of garments and the silhouettes defined thereafter. The colour palate was primarily kept neutral to black, white, cream with dashes of colour in between in emerald green, ruby red and cerulean blue. The collection followed structural minimalism with focus not particularly paid on embellishments but rather the silhouette. The look was completed with Mary-janes.


Photo Credits: Vogue UK, Now Fashion