Ten wearable trends to come out of Haute Couture Fashion Week

Haute Couture is French for ‘high fashion’. It is the creation of exclusive clothing tailored specifically to the wearers body, constructed by hand from start to finish.

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Haute couture is meant to be aspirational, and because of this, the dramatic and over-the-top catwalk creations can be distracting. 

But if you know what to look for, they are actually foreshadowing what’s to come in ready to wear. Check out FEMAIL’s cheat sheet of 10 soon-to-be trends.

Tres chic: Spring/Summer 2019 Haute Couture Fashion Week wrapped up yesterday in Paris, France

Ooh la la: Editors, stylists and the who’s-who of the industry (hello Celine Dion and Olivia Palermo!) all attended the highly anticipated invite-only event

1) STRONG SHOULDERS

The ’80s called: Alexandre Vauthier (pictured) and Balmain incorporated exaggerated shoulders into their spring/summer 2019 designs

The ’80s power detail is back with a vengeance! 

Alexandre Vauthier and Balmain incorporated exaggerated shoulders into their spring/summer 2019 designs. Think: Joan Collins on Dynasty, only bigger! 

While shoulder pads are synonymous with bad taste for anyone born during the pop fashion decade, this is 2019 and they are now chic. Get it on the trend without looking like a linebacker by opting for tops with distinct shoulder construction (within your comfort zone).

Exaggerated shoulders: The ’80s power detail is back with a vengeance, as seen at Balmain (pictured)

2) HAIR EMBELLISHMENT

Hair accessory: Every look at Alexis Mabille included an updated version of the flower crown

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Versatile detail: Whether the model came down the runway in a party dress, black-tie gown or sophisticated power suit, she was accessorized with an array of colorful blooms placed beautifully around her face

Every look at Alexis Mabille included an updated version of the flower crown.   

Whether the model came down the runway in a party dress, black-tie gown or sophisticated power suit, cytotec she was accessorized with an array of colorful blooms placed beautifully around her face. 

Takeaway tip: Don’t wait until Coachella to decorate your strands. Add a touch of festival fairy to any look regardless of the dress code.

Flower power: Don’t wait until Coachella to decorate your strands. Add a touch of festival fairy to any look regardless of the dress code

3) REWORKED SUITING  

Influence: Karl Lagerfeld reworked the traditional skirt suit using inspiration from the 18th century for Chanel’s spring collection

Designers have been serving up some Melanie Griffith’s ‘Working Girl’ vibes for several seasons now. But the power suit’s illustrious history can be traced back to the one-and-only Coco Chanel. 

Karl Lagerfeld reworked the traditional skirt suit using inspiration from the 18th century for Chanel’s spring collection.

Models walked around the Grand Palais in two-piece sets featuring angled shoulder lines, updated lapels and pencil skirts with kick pleat fishtail hems.

With more women in positions of leadership, suits will continue to be on trend, only now with additional feminine details.

Feminine details: Models walked around the Grand Palais in two-piece sets featuring angled shoulder lines, updated lapels and pencil skirts with kick pleat fishtail hems

 4) STATEMENT SUNGLASSES

Cool collab: Alain Mikli and Alexandre Vauthier collaborated on their 2nd eyewear collection that debuted at the Alexandre Vauthier show

No matter the season, never leave home without your sunglasses. 

Alain Mikli and Alexandre Vauthier collaborated on their 2nd eyewear collection that debuted at the Alexandre Vauthier show this week.

Top models strutted down the haute couture runway wearing the provocatively striking sunglasses that fuse retro shapes with modern flair for a lavish futuristic look.

Sure, their most important job is to protect your eyes, but a pair of shades with an ‘80s femme fatale feel that is undeniably fierce doesn’t hurt either.

Shady ldy” Top models strutted down the haute couture runway wearing the provocatively striking sunglasses that fuse retro shapes with modern flair for a lavish futuristic look

5) COORDINATING TIGHTS

A complete look: While hosiery is an afterthought for most, next season turn to the playful coordinated looks at Valentino for inspiration

While hosiery is an afterthought for most, next season turn to the playful looks at Valentino for legwear inspiration. 

Models hit the carpeted runway this week wearing panty hose that matched their attire perfectly. 

For an instant high-fashion look, elevate your flirty spring dresses by teaming them with coordinated tights.

6) ANYTHING GOES FOR EVENING

Shorts for formalwear: Evening has evolved a great deal in the last couple of years and Zuhair Murad took the ‘anything goes’ aesthetic one step further

Evening has evolved a great deal in the last couple of years and Zuhair Murad took the ‘anything goes’ aesthetic one step further. 

The Lebanese designer put his own twist on formal attire with unlikely elements, including beaded shorts, embroidered crop tops and skim-baring bodysuits.

Ignore traditional evening wear guidelines, fashion rules are so last season.  

Black tie ready: The Lebanese designer put his own twist on formal attire with unlikely elements, including beaded shorts, embroidered crop tops and skim-baring bodysuit

7) LATEX ANYTHING

Unlikely layer: Givenchy added pops of color to all-black ensembles with latex underpinnings and accessories

Latex gets a bad rap, but when the fabric is coming down a haute couture catwalk in Paris, it’s safe to say that it’s no longer taboo. 

Givenchy added pops of color to all-black ensembles with latex underpinnings and accessories. 

Come spring, make any garment feel more modern by layering it with one glossy rubber piece. 

Classy not trashy: While latex gets a bad rap, when the fabric is coming down a haute couture catwalk, it’s safe to say that it’s no longer as taboo

8) HAVE FUN WITH FASHION

Stars and stripes: Fashion is a circus, at least it was at Christian Dior

Fashion is a circus, at least it was at Christian Dior.

Under a gigantic tent, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri brought the world of amusement and wonder to the Musée Rodin for her spring 2019 collection. 

Models walked the ring wearing pieces inspired by the performers in a traveling show, including glittery separates, caged crinoline gowns and tailored black and white suiting.

Takeaway message: All the world’s a stage. You are the ringmaster, dress for the occasion!

The greatest show: Under a gigantic tent, Christian Dior designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri, brought the world of amusement and wonder to the Musée Rodin

9) DRAMATIC BEAUTY

More is more: Haute couture fashions were made complete with heavy eye makeup, bold red lips and teased manes that would make a ’90s hair band proud

‘Less is more’ in the summertime, especially when it comes to beauty.

And while an effortless look made up of no-makeup makeup and carefree hair is the norm, models like Kaia Gerber were heavily made up at Chanel.

Haute couture fashions were made complete with strong eye makeup, bold red lips and teased manes that would make a ’90s hair band proud. 

When the weather warms up, don’t be afraid to hold on to your signature winter beauty. 

 9) SHOWSTOPPING SHOES

Shoe game strong: Olivier Rousteing delivered works of art from head-to-toe for Balmain spring/summer

Olivier Rousteing delivered head-to-toe works of art for Balmain spring/summer.

While dainty shoes in neutral colors are practical, the pastel high-heel booties featuring kick pleat wings his models were wearing are way more fun.

Make a fashion statement by adding a few pairs of shoes into your wardrobe that don’t go with everything you own or be appropriate for every occasion. Live a little!

Look down: While dainty shoes in neutral colors are practical, the pastel high-heel booties featuring kick pleat wings his models were wearing are way more fun

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