Haute couture literally translates to “high fashion,” meaning that only the most expensive materials and most intricate techniques are used to create the clothing. These items require larger budgets and are tailored to fit the woman or man who is fortunate enough to purchase the piece. Despite all the changes that the fashion industry has seen with the streetwear community disrupting what it means to be luxury, this arena has remained untouched — until now.
Paris‘ week of Spring 2018 Couture presentations is off to the races. And though the quality is still impeccable, we see that brands are beginning to stray from avant-garde and conceptual styling and embracing the everyday. We picked out three trends that hit the runway and found the ultimate crossover dupes so that cozy girls can rock some of this year’s hottest couture styles.
The Grand Palais set the scene for Chanel‘s Couture presentation. In true Karl Lagerfeld fashion, there was plenty of tweed which was used in some looks from head to toe. What stood out was the flower veil head pieces which every model wore. This item pulled a common thread throughout the line and took every outfit over the top. Wasted Paris‘ six-panel cap is a nod to this burgeoning trend. The millennial pink dad hat is topped by an embroidered rose that is just enough to make a statement. HBX has this piece stocked now for $24 USD.
Bold Eye Makeup
Christian Dior‘s Couture show held nothing back. Maria Grazia Chiuri pulled from the depths of her textiles archives to push traditional silhouettes to the limits. Every detail was forward-thinking including the eye makeup which took ’60s trends to the next level. The eyeliner shapes were beyond bold and added a geometric lift to the faces of each model. An affordable product on the market that could get you close to recreating these shapes is Kat Von D‘s holy grail Tattoo Liner. 2018 is the year that you take your winged eyeliner to the next level with this $20 USD tool.
Silk Print Coordinates
Modern gentlewoman is the theme of Giorgio Armani‘s Couture collection. The power suit and mini dress is transformed into a silk offering that all girlbosses could appreciate. Though the silhouettes were not the most practical, cozy girls can still borrow a bit of the line’s luxury. Gucci‘s own floral print silk set merges the pajama trend with this high fashion material to make a staple look. Shop the coordinate at Farfetch now where the set retails for $3,000 USD.