Paris Haute Couture Week Fall 2024 continues to set the stage ablaze, leaving a trail of shimmering fabrics, intricate embellishments, and showstopping silhouettes in its wake.

From the theatrical romance of craftsmanship by Schiaparelli to the detailed opulence of Rahul Mishra, each designer brought their unique vision to the runway, pushing the boundaries of fashion and craftsmanship.

Chanel Takes Center Stage at the Palais Garnier


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Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2024/25 collection unfolded in the opulent setting of the Palais Garnier, a fitting tribute to the longstanding connection between the fashion house and the world of opera. Drawing inspiration from the grandeur of the stage, the collection featured richly embroidered gowns, dramatic capes, and voluminous skirts, all imbued with a touch of romanticism. Think luxurious tweeds juxtaposed with soft velvets, and feather embellishments adding a touch of whimsy.

A Celebration of Craft: From Armani’s Pearls to Thom Browne’s construction

Giorgio Armani, the undisputed king of fabrics, made a powerful statement with his Fall-Winter collection. Pearls, a symbol of serenity and purity, took center stage, adorning everything from maxi gowns to sheer jackets. The meticulous craftsmanship and timeless silhouettes were a testament to Armani’s enduring legacy.

In contrast, Rahul Mishra presented a collection that explored the concept of the aura. Using intricate beadwork, ruched tulle, and 3D embroidery, Mishra attempted to translate this invisible energy field into wearable art. The result was a visually complex and thought-provoking display.


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At Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry channeled the house’s surrealist heritage with playful details like high-heel-shaped cups on a bustier dress and a “naked dress” adorned with a 3D rose neckline. Meanwhile, Thom Browne took an unconventional approach, using different weights of muslin to create deconstructed tailoring and playful millefeuille layers. The collection was a playful exploration of the construction process itself.


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From Retro Glamour to Gothic Opulence: A Week of Diverse Expressions

Elie Saab offered a darker take on evening wear, with a color palette of black, ruby, and emerald green. His signature intricate beadwork and dramatic silhouettes added a touch of gothic opulence to the runway.

Jean Paul Gaultier, under the helm of new designer Florentino Di Felice, presented a collection focused on sharp tailoring and dramatic silhouettes. Black draped trench coats and slinky column dresses created a sense of mystery and intrigue.

EW picks their favourite looks from each of these couture collection:

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