Naomi Campbell opened Paris Haute Couture Week to cheers as she strutted the new Atelier Versace collection. Versace showcased leather, sheer fabrics, sequins, cut-out panels and luxurious lace for a wild and carefree, modern look.
Floor-length sequined gowns in deep berry and midnight blue were updated with matching chokers and sheer bodice panels with cut-out midriffs and bralets. Versace’s new collection brimmed with sex appeal and fresh sassiness.
Campbell closed the show in a skintight black mesh body, reminding the fashion crowd she’s back on top form with Atelier Versace.
@IndyFashion tweeted: Naomi closing Atelier Versace. Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is a fashion moment. AF
@VeraWangGang tweeted: A beautifully constructed and seductive collection, congrats Donatella! @Versace
Our late morning show from Dior showed us the new Dior woman experimenting with style and colour for a modern wardrobe.
Dior’s signature nipped-waist, ladylike, full-skirted gowns were modernised with colour blocking, Raf Simons’ signature cocoon shapes, mesh panelling, appliqué details and furry animal prints.
Playing to a soft and feminine look, Simons added ruffles to ball gowns, showcasing his soft and sensual side. With heavy use of mesh panels, the new Dior woman is showcasing a rebellious streak while still remaining elegant.
Giambattista Valli closed the day with a summer wedding showcase full of pieces fit for a modern bride.
Ruffled porcelain-white dresses opened the show before hints of grey and powdery blue appliqué lace details with oversized bows took over.
@jennyytaii tweeted: Ahhh, I love the Giambattista Valli line from the fall and winter collection. All the flowers and lace details. #pfw
The collection took a more colourful and experimental floral direction with rose-coloured floor-length gowns featuring floaty chiffon skirts with rose-petal and sparkling sequin details.
The show drew to a close with full-skirted dresses in a variety of bright block colours, signalling that the 21st-century bride can choose an unconventional style while remaining elegant.
@calamity_hey tweeted: Valli has made my day, never fails. #PFW #HauteCouture