Couture Fashion Week: Day Three

Roland Mouret joins giants of couture, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier for the third day of Couture Fashion Week

Couture Fashion Week may have reached its penutimate day on Wedneday, but the bi-annual fashion extravaganza showed no sign of slowing down.

Jean Paul Gaultier ran with his love of a theme, entitling his collection ‘Positively Encaging.’ The title’s cage was the focus, which culminated with a bride in a structured veil that could easily entrap her groom-to-be inside.

Onto Valentino, and new creative director Alessandra Facchinetti presented her first haute couture collection for the Italian fashion house.

Defying critics, Facchinetti presented a subtle, yet beautifully detailed collection, which featured clean lines and romantic touches.

She paid respect to the house’s legacy, ending the show with a single gown in Valentino red.

Off schedule, and Roland Mouret showed his third RM ready-to-wear collection season amongst the giants of couture.

The label may be in only its third season, but Mouret has already developed a signature look characterised by lean shapes, sharply cut. The one-shouldered dress ruled the designer’s catwalk, proving the shape is on for another season of success, firmly established as a red-carpet staple.

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