With the industry’s most opulent week back in full swing for 2022, fashion houses did not hold back when it came to their FW22/23 collections.

Over the weekend, Italian fashion houses Valentino, Fendi and Dolce & Gabanna took centre stage to showcase their decadent pieces, welcoming the who’s who of the industry to their shows.

Take a look at the Maisons’ best looks below.


Valentino Haute Couture week

With a key focus on harmony, Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased a stellar evening with awe-inspiring performances from the likes of Labrinth. With pink being a focal hue, the audience witnessed sky-high fuchsia platforms and sequins to portray the idea of a new beginning. Fostered by the idea of here and now, the theme showcased glamour in what is imperfect and far from the canon. In front-row were names such as Anna Wintour, Ashley Park, Anne Hathaway and more, in the heart of Rome where it all began in its atelier.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana couture

Held in a place close to Domenico Dolce’s heart, the show took place in Sicily with one-of-a-kind creations and unique couture pieces. As part of the house’s version of haute couture, Alta Moda celebrated 10 glorious years in the city. With the exclusive made-to-measure label growing for its tailored exuberance, there was no better way to champion its latest collection from strong-shouldered jackets to padded embroideries, the pieces aligned with D&G’s archives. The event was nothing short of a star-studded affair, as popular names from the industry such as Dame Helen Mirren, Kris Jenner, Mariah Carey and other renowned names attended and sat front row to witness the collection.

Fendi Couture

Fendi Couture

Tailored silhouettes reigned supreme throughout the show. By showcasing Karl Lagerfeld’s long-standing heritage, Kim Jones highlighted minimalism through every look. From monotone pieces to admirable suits, each outfit was meticulously crafted as a symbol of eternal elegance. To close Paris Fashion Couture Week, Fendi presented the theme of depicting the past, present and future through the world of fashion. With painstaking hand printing techniques and delicate embroideries, the final ensembles are worth preserving for centuries to come.

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