Paris Haute Couture SS21 was an extraordinary celebration of humanity, imagination, and an invitation to look forward to a brighter future. Within collections, an appreciation of rebirth, meticulous craftmanship, magical adventures, colours, elegant silhouettes, and soft-airy fabrics that left us speechless and at ease. While some of the shows were presented without an audience or selected audience, here are our MUST see pieces from the extraordinary designers who presented at PHCSS21.
Kim Jones’ debut for Fendi Haute Couture showcases seemingly diverse inspirations in an exquisite, gender-blurring vision that pays homage to the storied history of the Maison. -via Fendi
Fendi’s Haute Couture included legendary icons like Bella Hadid, Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Kara Delevingne, and a sweet fashion moment featuring Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Moss.
Chanel was nothing less than delightful and elegant delicacy. Virginie Viard transported us to a magical land far away from worldwide issues while presenting a lighthearted collection with the iconic Chanel colour pallet signature. From intricate lace in various colours and patterns to staple B&W ensembles that recreated the true spirit of the Maison once again.
Watch the Chanel Haute Couture SS21 here.
AZ Factory makes their fashion debut during Haute Couture Week. As describe by the AZ Factory “We believe in smart fashion that cares. We design beautiful, purposeful, solutions-driven fashion that works for everyone.” All I can say is that I am looking forward to all the mesmerizing designs created by Alber Elbaz.
Iris Van Herpen
When it comes to intricate designs and movement, no one can top Iris Van Herpen. Her collections are exquisite and a delight to any eye who experiences such delicate pieces of art. This Haute Couture collection had extraordinary details from meticulous and microscopic to fabric dyed with ‘mantodea’.
Ziad Nakad presented his ‘Birds of Love’ collection at the Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte. His dramatic designs were a celebration of feminity, created with feathers, embroidery and a sophisticated colour pallet.
Dior transported into a mystical affair, taking inspiration from the symbols and colours of the tarot deck, elevated with fine fabrics, feminine silhouettes, embroidery and intricate ornaments.
Valentino Haute Couture delivered exeptional craftsmanship and the celebration of the human: a dance between the mind and the body, between objects and individuals. Long silhouettes are brought higher with exaggerated, metallic platform heels.
Schiaparelli is known for their daring pieces, silhouettes and accessories and this HCSS21 was magical celebration humanity. Schiaparelli custom-moulded body parts to create their brass accessories and bustier, among delicate fabrics such as taffeta, silk, Swarovski crystals, pearls, and sequins.
Viktor & Rolf
In absence of real-time catwalk shows, for Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Viktor & Rolf proposed a ‘Couture Rave’: an imaginary show inspired by parties that were and parties to come. While aiming to provide a lighthearted escape into fantasy, both collection and presentation also have a gritty edge. “With this collection we felt more free than ever, motivated by a sincere desire for 2021 to become a “feel good year” – Viktor & Rolf