How I love Couture week.
I’ve been pouring over style.com like a kid in a candy shop, sighing at beautiful lace, embellishment, the gorgeous faces of the clothes horses to model the creations and fantasising of a world where we can all run around clad head to toe in haute couture creations every day…
Raf Simons didn’t let me down, and this season it was all about cutwork. Outfit after outfit was slashed or winkled open to form a lattice that veiled the female form below. Then there were actual overlays, and veils of sheer silk covering polka-dot sheaths. Everything shook or shimmied beautifully, with an air of sexiness, as concealment infused with the peekaboo promise of revelation often is.
I’m now getting myself horribly excited to see the Elie Saab show, which I’m certain will be my very favourite – as always – from couture week.