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Fashion week, ready-to-wear, haute couture… So much jargon in the fashion world! Symbol of quality and luxury, haute couture attracts designers and arouses the curiosity of women who love fashion. But what is haute couture really about?
Twice a year, the different Fashion Weeks bring together the cream of the fashion world to present the latest trends for the coming season. More about fashion on fashion-magz.com.
Among these Fashion Weeks, a very special event takes place in Paris: that of haute couture. Considered as a true art form, haute couture is the professional sector in which the creators of luxury clothes work, dictated by very precise codes.
The most famous fashion weeks take place in Paris, Milan, London and New York. But Paris remains the symbolic capital of fashion and luxury. It welcomes many visitors every year in these shops and on these catwalks. This popularity is historical and has its origins in the 17th century when King Louis XIV defined style as the outward manifestation of luxury. For several decades now, Paris has been attracting the biggest names in couture and fashion.
A sewing class is very simple it’s like a dance class except instead of dancing you learn how to sew! Many sewing students therefore find themselves in a sewing workshop equipped with sewing machines to learn to sew with joy and good humour.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES
Fashion accessories are the essential elements of a successful outfit! Beautiful earrings, a big hat or a scarf intensify a look, make it unique. Whether on the catwalk or in our wardrobes, accessories can be collected ad infinitum! Who has never wanted an it bag or a vintage belt?
HAUTE COUTURE HOUSES
Unlike ready-to-wear collections, which are the subject of fashion weeks all over the world, haute couture is exclusively Parisian, and the status of “haute couture” exists only in Paris. In New York, London or Milan, only the ready-to-wear collections are shown.
The great couturiers and fashion designers have made history with their artistic creations, their originality and the codes they established as you can see through the luxury brands trends and designs on Luxurylaunches for instance.
From Coco Channel to Yves Saint Laurent via Mary Quant and Hubert de Givenchy, today we tell you about the greatest couturiers and fashion designers who are the most emblematic in history. These great names, for those who know them, have made history through the rigour of their work, the originality of their respective artistic creations, but also their bravery.
- → Coco Chanel
- → Mary Quant
- → Nina Ricci
- → Ralph Lauren
- → Giorgio Armani
- → Paul Poiret
- → Yves Saint Laurent
- → Christian Dior
- → Hubert de Givenchy
- → Jean Paul Gaultier
Design and fashion has its own professionals – the Fashion Designers – whose main job is to design accessories and clothing and then help bring them to market. Designers work with a wide range of materials, applying a range of different patterns, colours and styles to them.
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THE WOMAN’S TUXEDO, IN OR OUT?
There’s nothing like a black tuxedo to stand out in the evening. Simple, stylish and original, the tuxedo has become timeless whether it is worn by women or men. To make it more feminine, simply accessorize it with glamorous shoes and jewellery.
THE DRESS, AN ESSENTIAL GARMENT
The dress is the must-have piece to have in your dressing room. There are different kinds of dresses such as t-shirt dresses, shirt dresses, long dresses, cocktail dresses, evening dresses etc. For a more original look, dress it with trendy colors, accessories and a beautiful bag.
GREEN FASHION, FASHION FROM THE FUTURE?
The ecological concept reaches all spheres, even fashion. In order to fight against the polluting and standardized fast-fashion industries, many designers are now turning to the design of eco-friendly and recycled clothing.