Haute Couture Closet Inspiration #HauteCouture

According to the bylaws of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, an haute

couturier is a designer who presides over the creation of hand-finished made-to-

order clothing. There are only a handful of fashion houses approved by the Chambre

Syndicale who are legally authorized to produce clothing under the branch of Haute

Couture — making it an exclusive club of the most revered high priests and

priestesses of the fashion world.

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Most of the creations that we saw this season will most likely never be worn or

presented in front of the general public. Although we may not possess the wealth to

purchase haute couture, an eye for fit and quality can go a long way towards adding

a hint of haute couture to your winter wardrobe.

This season we saw luxury at its finest, so when updating your winter wardrobe,

think construction, detail, and quality.

What makes haute couture different from Pret-a-Porter, is the custom made-to-

order construction of the garment. When browsing your favorite boutique or local

thrift shop, select pieces that fit properly to your proportions — don’t be afraid to

get it tailored! In the long run, you will be doing yourself a favor by wearing clothing

that fits you properly.

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Attention to detail is key to curating a wardrobe that exudes luxury. Select pieces

with intricate embroidery, beading or weaving. A hand painted fabric or intricate

applique can make all the difference in elevating your style to haute couture status.

Quality is more important than quality! Choose garments that are made of quality

fabrics or blends. There is a reason haute couture fashion houses use natural silk,

wool, cotton and linen blends because these fabrics will breathe well and look

expensive when worn. If you’re on a budget, look to your local vintage shop for

pieces made of quality fabrics. You just might find a garment made of 100% silk!

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Elie Saab Fall 2015 Couture #ElieSaab #PFW

If anyone could make a woman feel like a true queen or a fairy princess that is Lebanese couturier Elie Saab. His use of gold this season is an inspiration of his wife walking down the isle 25 years ago in  golden gown. The collection is a perfect combination of innocent, royal, magical and simply outstanding. 

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Maison Margiela Fall 2015 #MaisonMargiela #PFW

A transition from the dark world to light was easy to spot at Maison Margiela. It started off with heavier fabrics, darker colors and visible Martin Margiela's idea of remake-and-mend and somehow in the mix of the dark there appeared a sweet elegance with softer colors and dresses, finishing the show with a grand almost bubble like cape / dress.

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Best picks from Dior Fall 2015 #Dior #PFW

When Fashion and Art collide, it brings out the best of both worlds. Christian Dior Fall 2015 couture show took place at Musee Rodin in Paris. The collection featured cloaks, capes or capucin with an added wide sleeve taking us back to Renaissance era. French Renaissance Costume also featured a net partlets  in the 16th century dresses. Dior used net partlets in the modern way for Fall 2015. Below are our best picks of the collection.

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Summer trends from the 2016 Saint Laurent menswear catwalk #SaintLaurent

Saint Laurent closed the spring/summer 2016 menswear shows in Paris. The show was a collection of pieces  more suited for a gig, or a stroll on Height street in the city of San Francisco. A drop out cool checked jacket, motorcycle jackets, embroidery, military boots, framed shades some of the summer trends Saint Laurent suggest. Check out some of the looks from the runway.

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