With the spotlight ending on Mens 2019 Paris Couture Fashion Week, the Women's 2019 Spring Couture runways are all we can think about at Made En France. Our fellow French couturiers - Givenchy, Chanel, and Christian Dior, particularly have caught our eyes for their modern approach to tradition and femininity, their applique details, and the mix of vibrant colors amidst their predominantly neutral looks. If you’re fashion obsessed like us, the Paris runway looks and Instagram posts from your favorite bloggers at the shows are piling up. Don’t worry fashionista! Below is a breakdown of the highlights, trends, and obsession worthy looks from our three favorites of the moment: Givenchy, Chanel, and Dior.
- Clare Waight Keller: The designer behind Meghan Markle’s infamous wedding gown and the current artistic director at Givenchy is someone you must have on your radar for the upcoming seasons. After making her debut with her Spring 2018 Collection, Waight Keller’s Spring 2019 Collection definitely confirmed her place as head of the iconic Parisian house. Below is some of our favorite moments from her second Spring Couture show.
- Juxtaposition: This is a trend we noticed on all 3 of these runways. Givenchy gave us ultra-feminine white lace contrasted with jet black latex leather details, and despite the contrast it looked stunning.
- Accessories, Accessories, Accessories: Waight Keller made her mark previously at Chloe in the accessories department. On this runway she gave us avant-garde bow backpacks, chain link head pieces with delicate pearls, and thigh-high lace boots, contradicting all previous notions on such accessories.
- Not So Mellow Yellow: “I wanted to start with nothing, and then put incredible color into it” Waight Keller said in an interview with WWD, and she did just that. After beautifully structured monochromatic looks graced the runways, a pop of color appeared, the yellow being our favorite. We don’t want to say you heard it here first, but the Made En France team seemed to be on trend in our pre-runway predictions!
- Modern Twists on Classic Silhouettes: As seen in the Givenchy show, contrast and accessories seemed to be a big theme on the Chanel runway. We specifically noticed this in Chanel’s most coveted look, the tweed suit. The Chanel suit was revamped with exaggerated hemlines and detailed necklines. The contrast however came from the shoes. Almost every look from the runway, except the jaw dropping final look, featured the models sporting a trendy strong mule heel.
- Here Comes The Bride: Trending model Vittoria Ceretti shut down the show with Lagerfeld’s completely reimagined idea of a bridal look. Traditionally the last look of a Couture show is bridal. However, keeping with the theme of the runways we saw, Karl turned the idea of wedding gown completely upside down with this show stopping swimwear version. This look also features the sparkle trend Made En France caught early on with our new glitter booties!
- Welcome to the Circus! Dior transformed the Rodin Museum into a magical experience filled with acrobats, models, and Oscar worthy runway looks. We saved Dior for last because we believe this runway is a perfect embodiment of all of the previous trends we loved! Similar to the Givenchy’s bow backpacks, Dior included tons of bows in their ensembles and as seen in Chanel, sparkly shoes were the Instagram worthy aspect to each of the looks. Dior also seemed to keep with the mostly neutral trend, adding in the wow factor looks between the traditionally feminine blush tone pieces. The below images are some of our favorite looks that joined the circus.