Not going anywhere special in 2021, well at least you can dream. With our Top Looks from our Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Round-Up. This season was like no other with new and old house celebrating fashion creativity which is Paris Fashion weeks Haute Couture hub.
Aganovich Couture #6 Spring-Summer 2021 ‘La Rose Envie’
Woman are pink and soft, but have an edge in Aganovich Couture #6 Spring-Summer 2021 ‘La Rose Envie’. “I expected more from this debut. I had the impression from the clothes of someone disconnected from the fashion of the past several years.”
Ulyana Sergeenko // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
The Ulyana Sergeenko // Spring Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection inspired by the Great Gatsby parties and the Chrysler building in New York. It is all about the high life of living in the city that never sleeps.
Iris Van Herpen // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
What Iris Van Herpen achieved with her spring couture collection is astonishing. Viewed from a laptop screen at home, her nine-minute video of trembling, fungi-inspired dresses summoned true wonderment and emotion, both rising steadily along with spore clouds from her catwalk — a little CGI magic that was pitch perfect for her otherworldly fashion universe.
Futuristic and funky Iris Van Herpen // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Schiaparelli // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Daniel Roseberry showed moulded leather bodices similar to the six-pack top he made for Kim Kardashian West. Lavishly avant guard and contemporary gangsta hip hop. Schiaparelli // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. With physical fashion shows off-limits for the foreseeable future, celebrity appearances have become the new runway moments and hip hop moments as well. Totally see Nicki Minaj or Lil Kim vibes.
“To have something like Gaga happen right now is so exciting because it just brings a new energy to the conversations I’m going to be having,” said creative director Daniel Roseberry.
Dior // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
The 2021 Renaissance and ladies of the court in Dior // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. Take your front-row seat and experience the Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from tarot for the opulent collection, which marked her second collaboration with director Matteo Garrone.
At the retrospective in Paris marking the 70th anniversary of the house of Dior, visitors were greeted by a room dedicated to the origins of founder Christian Dior, where a frame displayed a rusty metal star. The designer had stepped on it one evening in 1946 and read it as a sign that he should launch his own couture house. Dior, who was highly superstitious and consulted his clairvoyant on all major decisions, hung on to the lucky charm for the rest of his life.
Farhad Re // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
The cutout and Hollywood glam collection Farhad Re // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Azzaro // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
For his second couture collection for Azzaro, Olivier Theyskens wanted the lineup to reflect his creative process, which spans ready-to-wear and men’s wear offerings.“By the time I get to the couture part, I often want timeless dresses, ones that are just an idea, sometimes disconnected from the season,” he said during a showroom preview, explaining that all three lines were in continuity.
“I wanted a form of obviousness in these designs that weren’t made for a runway, but to key [into the house’s identity].”
Up and coming to watch and disco dance in Azzaro // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Giambattista Valli // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Ahh, Seville: Its orange trees, magnificent gardens, deep blue skies, baroque architecture and its fascinating melange of Islamic and Hispanic influences. Giambattista Valli’s film for his spring couture opens with a split-screen: the stunning Andalusian castle La Casa de Pilatos on one side and a model twirling in a ruffled cape in red taffeta on the other.
Valli captured the Seville scenes himself last December and made plain in his diptychs how the architecture inspired his designs, in colour and grandeur. Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2021 full digital collection watch it here.
Franck Sorbier // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
The matador dances Franck Sorbier // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. What Franck Sorbier lacks in industry clout, he makes up for with creativity. The French designer, who has been carving out his couture niche for more than a decade.
AZ Factory // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
The GOAT on the block with party attire for all women AZ Factory // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. AZ FACTORY – Official Website – The new world of Alber Elbaz.
For all the backstory Alber Elbaz provides for his AZ Factory debut — and it’s a doozie that unfurls in an occasionally cringe 25-minute film — in the end, the designer says he wants his dresses to disappear. “So you see only the women,” are his words.
Rvdk Ronald Van Der Kemp // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Rock and roll Haute Couture Rvdk Ronald Van Der Kemp // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. Ronald van der Kemp is a Dutch fashion designer and founder of demi-couture fashion house RVDK Ronald van der Kemp, his namesake label.
In his “Ethical Dada” collection, Ronald van der Kemp questioned a world he considers gone mad, creating a cast of Surrealistic characters and dressing them with his upcycled waste creations in what he described as “apocalyptic couture.”
Charles De Vilmorin // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Pop Art on the runways of Charles De Vilmorin // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. The designer hand-painted clothes and bodies for his debut collection at Paris Couture Week, sponsored by MAC Cosmetics. Charles de Vilmorin has a unique technique for finishing off his one-of-a-kind, hand-painted haute couture outfits.
“Once the fabric is painted and dry, I totally crumple it, I kind of destroy it, I sit on it, I bunch it up and leave it lying around for a few days so that all the extra paint residue falls off,” he explained.
The 24-year-old designer, who is made his debut at Paris Couture Week less than a year after launching his brand in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, is equally sanguine about the fate of his creations.
Yuima Nakazato // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Eskimo streetwear Yuima Nakazato // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Fendi // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Kim Jones brings back Super Models and their daughters but shows us how to isolate in Fendi // Spring Summer 2021 Couture. Nineteen looks were presented, paraded through a stunning glass maze erected in the form of Fendi’s famous double-F logo. Named Fendi’s artistic director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women last September, Kim Jones, brand new to women’s fashion, said he didn’t need any breathing room and plunged right into the job, which brought the Roman house to its very first couture show for the spring season.
“I’m a doer,” Jones said from behind his black face mask at a preview. “I don’t think waiting helps people sometimes.”
Settling on Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” and her sister Vanessa Bell, a painter, interior designer and member of the Bloomsbury Set. Jones said he’s admired these two women his “entire adult life,” flicking through the camera roll on his phone to show a wall-sized bookshelf at his home, one row dedicated to first editions of Woolf and other books by Bloomsbury authors.
Viktor&Rolf // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren threw a couture rave in the basement of an old ammunition factory. What would a couture rave look like? Viktor & Rolf decided that after months of doom-scrolling and lockdowns, that was the tonic to lift spirits and get some energy going, the pair said over a Zoom.
Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021
“There was a point where we thought ‘What’s the point in fashion?’ and ‘How is what we do relevant?’ For this season, we wanted something really lighthearted so we thought a party because we cannot go dancing,” said Rolf Snoeren.
They also figured that this new era called for strong women. “Warriors, but computer game ones,” Viktor Horsting clarified. Cue fierce women down the audience-less runway toward the camera, decked in bright confections and patent combat boots in the spring collection video, titled “Haute Fantaisie.” Rave culture culture Viktor&Rolf // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Rahul Mishra // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
Rahul Mishra, the first Indian designer to showcase at the Paris Haute Couture Week champions slow fashion with traditional Indian crafts. Nature abhors a vacuum, as the saying goes. With his third couture collection as a guest member of the Paris calendar, Rahul Mishra looked to Mother Earth’s incredible ability to regenerate herself in seemingly barren landscapes, continuing his commentary on the climate crisis.
Observing how plant life springs forth from desolation, he created protuberances of fungi with his signature 3D embroideries. They grew out of his dresses as if from a decaying tree trunk in a collection that, while perhaps lacking the ethereal beauty Mishra excels at, was nonetheless breathtaking, even viewed on a screen. Contemporary tripping in Couture Rahul Mishra // Spring Summer 2021 Couture.
Imane Ayissi // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
It may not have had the buzz of his couture runway debut in Paris a year ago. There, guests in tears queued up to congratulate Imane Ayissi, the first designer from sub-Saharan Africa to feature as a guest on the official calendar.
But Ayissi’s spring presentation was no less of a celebration, the model dancing to the beat of an uplifting soundtrack fusing West African percussion with electro and rock rhythms by Ivorian musician and composer Manou Gallo.
Seeking to support and highlight textile craft from across Africa, with which he draws parallels to couture, Ayissi cleverly spliced traditional fabric-making techniques with silhouettes that merged European and African influences. Solange Knowles as inspiration Imane Ayissi // Spring Summer 2021 Couture
We hope you liked our Top 21 Looks from our Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Round-Up. It had a lot of new faces added to the calendar. We cannot wait to see what they came up to next season. Check out our Instagram for more visual fashion and sign up for our newsletter too.