Paris Haute Couture: Bring Back the 80's

Posted on July 13, 2018

From the 1st of July until the 5th, I’m sure we all would have done just about anything to be in Paris, caught in the midst of Haute Couture Fashion Week as 34 designers displayed their unique collections and beauty designs.

The amazing Haute Couture Show has had a life span of approximately 160 years and is considered the highest form of garment to grace the runways. We could all use taking some inspiration from the big designer brands that bring us these fashion-forward trends during Haute Couture Fashion Week. Though this year it was more like we travelled back in time to the 80’s.

The likes of Valentino, Chanel and Christophe Josse all decided that the be all, end all of beauty was back in the 80’s as they sent their models down the runway with funky hair styles.

The Bigger the Better

Paris Haute Couture: Bring Back the 80's

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Valentino sent model, Kaia Gerber, down the runway with a beehive bulging from her hairline. Valentino definitely added their own artistic twist to this classic 1980’s hair style by increasing the volume of the hair style a dramatic amount.

Just Crimp It

Paris Haute Couture: Bring Back the 80's

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Christophe Josse brought back the 80’s styled crimped hair, making his models resemble that of a poodle.

Rock n' Roll or Business?

Paris Haute Couture: Bring Back the 80's

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Chanel’s punk ponytails, styled by Sam McKnight, really made a statement in their show. It was all party in the front and business in the back with the punk rock curls perfectly placed a top the models head while the rest of their hair was pulled back into a tight ponytail. The hair doo also matched well with Karl Lagerfeld’s 80’s inspired schoolgirl skirts and sleeves that were featured at the start of the show.

Now we can all come down from the high that Haute Couture brings and relax back into our normal lives as we patiently await next years wonders. We can only hope that the fashion and beauty will be as fierce as this years, though I’m sure these beautiful brands won’t fail to deliver.

While Haute Couture may be too extreme for most of us to implement into our daily lives, it sets the trends for the Ready to Wear shows and we may end up taking some inspiration from these creative displays in the coming seasonal trends.

By Maddison Mathot.

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