Paris Haute Couture Week 2018: Day 2
The second day proved a veritable ode to the romantic, the bucolic and the mysterious, while also ramping up sensuality.
The day started at the city's Grand Palais, with a show from French fashion house Chanel. For the occasion, Karl Lagerfeld turned the space into an indoor garden, complete with roses, sand and a fountain as its centrepiece. Both modern and retro, the collection featured lots of Chanel's signature tweed suits, matched with pointed boots, as well as dresses embroidered and embellished with diamanté, feathers and beads. Looks were accessorized with veils adorned with flowers, in keeping with the show's garden scenery.
Alexis Mabille's collection was multi-faceted, drawing inspiration from all corners of the world. Japanese kimonos inspired pieces such as this dress.
Stéphane Rolland presented a dreamlike collection with draping, unstructured dresses, and some voluminous creations, all in shades of blue, blue-gray and white.
Julien Fournié presented a collection with a fantasy vibe, where a host of Asian heroines modelled floaty and ethereal looks, sometimes with Trompe l'oeil effects. There were revisited kimonos, obi belts and origami-inspired pieces.
Giorgio Armani treated guests to a timeless reverie of hand-painted silk and abstract colours.
With mini dresses, high heels, thigh boots, and strong or bared shoulders, Alexandre Vauthier pays homage to the femme fatale.
For her first haute couture show for Givenchy, Clare Waight Keller channeled a mysterious vibe. The garden theme was used again, but this time at night, adding an enigmatic feel to this collection of entirely black and white creations.