Paris Fashion Week: Haute Couturei

All the news and the top looks from the haute couture fashion shows in the French capital.

  • Robert Wun made history as the first Hong Kong designer to debut at Paris Haute Couture Week on January 26, where he closed the show with an array of eclectic, sculptural designs
  • Under the guidance of Chanel’s Bruno Pavlovsky, Wun had applied for the Haute Couture Official Calendar and his application received unanimous approval from giants like Louis Vuitton and Givenchy

Many haute couture houses – luxury fashion’s pinnacle – source textiles from India, yet their pieces won’t acknowledge the fact. Some Indian designers are taking to Paris runways themselves.


For Valentino’s spring/summer 2023 collection presented on October 2 at Paris Fashion Week, Pier Paolo Piccioli looked to glitzy outfits with unique cut-outs

The fashion maison may be known for its feminine style, but both male and female customers covet the show-stopping looks – this is the first time that’s been reflected on the runway

Kim Kardashian referenced Madonna’s famous 1992 look with daughter North West playing Jean Paul Gaultier himself as the pair attended the runway show at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Designer Kim Jones symbolically ‘stepped away from Rome’ by embracing Japanese touches and style – but it was tastefully and sophistically done, for one

An impressive 92 different looks paraded down the catwalk at Giorgio Armani’s haute couture autumn/winter 2022-2023 show – evoking 1930s art deco with lashings of sparkle

Celebrity guests marvelled at the venue – an equestrian centre in the heart of a forest – and the looks alike, from sporty takes on mermaid dresses to sweeping A-line coats

The autumn/winter 2022-23 collection featured colourful tulle dresses, dramatic trains and shimmering body suits to evoke ‘living in the moment’, according to the Italian designer

The embroidery-rich autumn/winter 2022-23 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri riffed on Eastern European designs and the artworks of Olesia Trofymenko

Kim Jones brings Fendi into the future with the fashion house’s Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture collection, creating a sci-fi Roman fantasy on the runway and cutting down the use of fur in his designs

The brand’s spring/summer 2022 haute couture collection at Paris Fashion Week embraced all races, ages and body types in a daring, colourful show

Netflix’s The Crown actress Claire Foy, Cara Delevingne and Rosamund Pike admired the brand’s spring/summer 2022 collection, which highlighted the craftsmanship of the brand’s ateliers

For its first haute couture collection in over 50 years, the fashion maison made a splash with oversized looks inspired by its founder Cristobal Balenciaga – in a show held in his former atelier

Actress Margaret Qualley ended the romantic Paris Fashion Week haute couture event with a wedding dress and a bouquet toss – complete with rose petals

In a hyper-connected global fashion industry where the weather is different all over the world, isn’t it time to reset our seasonal fashion calendar? The pandemic has kicked luxury houses like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga into making big changes

With a virtual presentation attended by a sprinkling of socially distanced stars, the brand launched its floral spring/summer 2021 collection with an intimate theme reinforcing the feel of a much-needed reunion

After we finally dump our sweatpants and can mingle in the outside world, what will be the focus of fashion – minimalist looks that reflect the times or bold, bright pieces that represent an escape from the virus?

French fashion house made a splash this week by presenting its autumn/winter couture collection on miniature mannequins. It echoed a similar show by French couturiers soon after the end of World War II.


Coronavirus fear is high – guests who attended the runway show wore CC-branded face masks, but it didn’t stop Lupita Nyong’o and Alicia Vikander from attending


Bella Hadid shocked in see-through lace, while Elie Saab’s monochrome femininity clashed with Hermès’ Mondrian-inspired boxy, geometric coloured lines


Immediately after the Parisian couture house debuted its menswear collection designed by Kim Jones, it celebrated the launch of the woody, masculine fragrance created by master perfumer François Demachy, with dinner at Caviar Kaspia