On the Runway: Chanel Haute Couture

Karl Lagerfeld, who we know by now is never one to do things in halves,¬†has taken our breath away yet again with his latest haute couture collection for Chanel. While the enchanting collection speaks for itself – you can check out our favourite pieces below – the set, although¬†awe-inspiring, was a dramatic departure from the extravagant backdrops Lagerfeld has become known for. A life-size dollhouse created from eco-friendly plywood, that Lagerfeld said would be recycled after the show, and the presence of ethical fashion campaigner, Livia Firth, in the front row, signals¬†high fashion’s growing concern for the environment and a sustainable future.

On the Runway: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture

Elaborate details and uber-feminine silhouettes often rule the runway at the haute couture shows – Giambattista Valli’s spring collection was no exception. Valli, an Italian native¬†who has called Paris home for 18 years, paid homage to The City of Lights with delicate floral embellishments – a nod to the city ‘s numerous luxuriant gardens.

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