January is a very special month because of Haute Couture fashion week! An unbelievable and very exciting time.
Back in the office now, and I finally have the time to talk to you about my fashion feeling & feedback after my stay in Paris and the Haute Couture presentations of last January.
The world of Haute Couture
Haute Couture is a world that is completely different from the Ready-to-wear world as this is a world a lot of fashion lovers cannot access and dream of (Me included!!!). This amazing and extraordinary planet only counts about 200 clients worldwide, only the rich & most stylish people can access it. Each piece of haute couture clothing is made by hand in the showrooms of the biggest fashion designers, some of them can way several kilos as the piece of Dior that Aleksandra Melnichenko was wearing for her 30th birthday, the clothing weigh 36 kilos!! Can you imagine the work behind this!?
For me, this time means going/running from one showroom to the other purchasing the pre-collection of Autumn/Winter 2018-19. It is one meeting after the other, discovering lots of new ideas, new directions.
Fashion feeling & feedback
But this time, I have felt a breath of fresh air, a new kind of creativity, an atmosphere and dynamic that was energizing! Yahoo!
I have to admit that the task of each designer is really complicated as fashion needs to be wearable and fit the present ‘casual’ world.
So out with the very sophisticated outfits and high heels and in with the practical but beautiful ones.
For the winter of 2018, the keyword is COLOR, lots of colors! It wakes us up, warms up the atmosphere and makes us look good. So go for the reds, the fuschias, the multicolor Scottish tissues..
This will contribute to the aristo-punk trend I absolutely love!
It is rock, it is chic… the materials are great, the cutting is unstructured and on top, nice touches of colors, lace combined with yellow, blue and red tartans, the Prince-de-Galle tissue combined with lace and here and there some metal nails and dots.
Here at Line Loup...
As I design the collection at Line Loup, this will inspire me for the Winter Collection 2018.
Line Loup is just between the Haute Couture and the Read-to-Wear world - as our slippers and indoor shoes are 100% handmade by small Italian factories (like the Haute Couture outfits) and we follow the trends of the Ready-to-wear trends.
So I cannot wait to see what the Ready-to-Wear collection for this winter will be, if these trends will be confirmed and of course I’ll keep you posted!!