For the world of fashion, couture continues to persist. After all, it’s the colourful, eclectic and otherworldly designs that always manage to gratify fashion and luxury devotees around the world. The recently concluded slew of Fall/Winter shows offered no less drama and excitement than it usually does and was attended by a huge audience online. And, one haute couture that reigned its long-lasting effect was the noble yet extravagant gown (pleasantly overdramatic, too, in cases).
Unveiling the most magical silhouettes, designers Maison Valentino, Dior, Giambattista Valli, Georges Chakra, Ralph & Russo and Viktor & Rolf presented their A-game. So, here’s a look at the most dreamy gowns this season.
Giambattista Valli, this time turned to its statement style of elegant, delicate ruffles. The gown for the Italian designer became a playground for details of layers, a bouquet of soft tulle and a seemingly exaggerated length of the train.
A ball gown of dreams, Ralph & Russo designed this chrome yellow dress in silk taffeta that renders it an absolute matte texture. Complementing its plunging neckline is a voluminous cape with billowing sleeves and a beautiful, lengthy train.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf’s latest bridal couture is nothing less than a celebration of love. With a different take on wedding dresses, the designers presented a full-fledged coat that replaces the classic gowns. The faux leather trench coat in white is decorated with glittering hearts and features chunky collars and bow detail on the waist.
There are exactly sixteen pieces in Valentino’s Fall 2020 haute couture edit, and each one of it is a spectacle in itself. Ten times the more ruffle, ultra-long trains and intricate craftsmanship combined with the interplay of an all-white colour palette summarises all the looks.
Black-and-white takes the lead in Georges Chakra’s Fall-Winter 2021 line-up. Here’s a body-hugging evening gown with a deep V-neckline and a cross-bow like detailing cinched delicately at the waist.