7 designers to know from Paris Haute Couture Week
The City of Lights is buzzing for Paris Haute Couture Week Fall/Winter. The shows are in full swing and serving up major fashion moments as expected. We’re bringing the high fashion to you with the designers everyone’s talking about so you can add them to your wardrobe ASAP.
Ahead, are seven designers to have on your radar from Paris Fashion Week and the styles you can shop right now.
Born in Lebanon, Elie Saab launched his eponymous label first with a haute couture collection, followed by ready-to-wear and accessories. His glamorous and feminine designs have been worn by Hollywood’s biggest stars, and you can bring the A-lister energy into your own outfits by welcoming a few new pieces into your wardrobe.
Alexandre Vauthier founded his namesake brand in 2008 and is known for his standout silhouettes, luxe fabrics, and dramatic details. His head-turning dresses and separates are the statement pieces your closet craves. Find styles for day or night to create memorable looks.
Italian fashion designer Giambattista Valli launched his label in 2005, and the brand is loved for its dreamy, feminine designs. The romantic and show-stopping silhouettes are red carpet favourites and have been worn by Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Lily Collins, and many more stylish celebrities. You can add some romance to your wardrobe with the pieces featured below. From blouses and skirts to dresses and accessories, these styles will bring a fashion-forward feel to both work and weekend outfits.
Founded in 1910 by Coco Chanel, Chanel is now under the creative direction of French fashion designer Virginie Viard. While the dreamy haute couture collections may not work for your everyday life, the ready-to-wear designs and accessories will bring the same iconic, luxe look—Chanel is known and loved for—into your wardrobe. Shop styles you can wear to more formal events, as well as pieces you can mix with your everyday button-downs, denim, knits, and tees.
The Italian luxury fashion house was established in Rome in 1925 by Adele and Edoardo Fendi, and it has grown to become one of the most sought-after brands in the world. Currently, British designer Kim Jones is the artistic director for women’s ready-to-wear and haute couture, Silvia Venturini Fendi is the artistic director for accessories and menswear, and Delfina Delettrez Fendi is the artistic director for jewellery. The brand is known for its sartorial silhouettes, prints, and eye-catching accessories. The styles below will undoubtedly make for photo-worthy outfits.
Created in 1917 by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Balenciaga’s artistic director role has been held by Georgian fashion designer Demna since 2015. Since taking over the creative direction, Demna’s designs have delivered memorable celebrity fashion moments and made a splash on the street style scene. Now it’s your turn to have a show-stopping look—discover head-turning styles to add to your closet below.
Maison Margiela was founded in 1988 in Paris by Belgian designer Martin Margiela. In 2014, John Galliano was named creative director, bringing his unique creative vision to the Paris-based fashion house. Maison Margiela is known for its innovative designs and the brand’s fresh styles are waiting to join your wardrobe. Create both ultra-cool off-duty looks and dressier outfits that’ll garner a lot of compliments.
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