Ah how we love the couture shows – they are collections designed purely to look beautiful, one off pieces that are made to measure for whoever orders them. If only we had the money! The couture collections are made outside the realms of practicality or the mainstream trends, they are literally high fashion at its very best. The Valentino show (pictured above and directly below) was our favourite, featuring romantic, ethereal pieces. In fact the whole collection looks like it was made for Florence Welsh, with its capes and floral embellishments.
The Christian Dior show was muchly anticipated as it was the first collection from new creative director Raf Simons, he is famed for his clean lines and structured shapes, which is exactly what we saw from this couture show. He mixed these modern shapes with the classic 1950’s shapes that the Dior made famous, the perfect mix for 2012:
And lastly, taking place in an outdoor setting, we loved the drama of the Givenchy show, elegant and tres chic: