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FashionParis Haute Couture Week 2018: Day 1

Paris Haute Couture Week 2018: Day 1

Paris Haute Couture Week 2018: Day 1
By AFP
January 24, 2018
Hot on the heels of Paris menswear week, the French capital is hosting a new round of haute couture shows. Surrealism and nature were key sources of inspiration for several major fashion houses on the opening day of haute couture shows with Schiaparelli showcasing a collection inspired by pagan myths and folk tales and Maria Grazia Chiuri channelling the surrealist movement with a modern and feminine touch for Dior haute couture.

Check out some of the key looks from the opening day of the haute couture shows featuring collections from Ralph & Russo, Iris van Herpen and Giambattista Valli.

Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP
Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP

Schiaparelli

Schiaparelli's enchanting creations pay homage to nature, with creations featuring lots of butterflies, beetles and other embroidered insects. 

Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP
Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP

Schiaparelli

At Schiaparelli, natural and synthetic materials were woven with silk, braided with feathers or embroidered with pearly Swarovski beads. 

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Iris van Herpen

Iris van Herpen was inspired by aerial photography with a new collection that also celebrated nature. 

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Iris van Herpen

Cuts and colors had a light, ethereal feel at Iris van Herpen.

Image: Alain Jocard/ AFP
Image: Alain Jocard/ AFP

Georges Hobeika

Georges Hobeika showed a poetic collection of soft, glamorous and feminine creations. 

Image: Alain Jocard/ AFP
Image: Alain Jocard/ AFP

Georges Hobeika

Tulle, embroidered flowers and light colors bring a romantic touch to the Georges Hobeika collection. 

Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP
Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP

Christian Dior

Surrealism took center stage at Dior, channeling surrealist symbols like this cage-dress with a trompe-l'oeil-style checkerboard skirt. 

Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP
Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP

Christian Dior

Feathers create butterfly shapes on long, flowing gowns for a poetic and sophisticated effect. 

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler channels liberty and freedom with floaty creations straight from the sixties and early seventies revisited with a more modern touch.

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Proenza Schouler

Tie-dye, macramé and leather all feature in the Proenza Schouler collection. 

Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP
Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP

Antonio Grimaldi

Antonio Grimaldi brings colour to the runway with fluid, feminine, loose creations that channel movement.

Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP
Image: Francois Guillot/ AFP

Antonio Grimaldi

Antonio Grimaldi sent modern-day Greek goddesses down the runway in sophisticated, feminine creations.

Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP
Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP

Ralph & Russo

Ralph & Russo showed a fairytale collection with poetic, romantic, dreamy creations made with precious fabrics and flowers.

Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP
Image: Patrick Kovarik / AFP

Ralph & Russo

Frills, tiers, feathers and tulle on the Ralph & Russo runway.

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli woman is more audacious than usual but the label's signatures still play a central role (flowers, sheers, embellishments).

Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP
Image: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli's voluminous creations were back once again, this time in fresh, spring-inspired shades.

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FashionParishaute coutureGiambattista ValliRalph & RussoIris Van HerpenChristian Diorfashion week

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