The shapes! The colors! The fabrics! The plumes! This was haute couture at its best. A brilliant show by Pier Paolo Piccoli for Valentino with a nod to the past this show was throughly modern. The oversized feather hats by Philip Treacy were possibly the most Instagrammed accessory of the week.
The bride wore pants and it was beautiful. Whether it was a nod to the conversation about female empowerment or not, the Chanel bride, in a waistcoat and trousers (and a feathered cape), felt particularly confident coming down the rose laden runway. Ahead of the bride, flower boy and runway regular Hudson Kroenig tossed petals and once again stole the show.
This was a particularly special couture collection for Alexandre Vaulter, who debuted his collaboration eyewear with Alain Mikli on the runway. Bold shoulders and futuristic frames dominated the show.