Make way for India’s iconic fashionista, influencer, luxury guru and style aficionado Sheetal Mafatlal. This style savant always manages to look uh-mazing, no matter what; whether she’s sitting front row at Fashion Week, with the crème de la crème of the industry, or just strutting down the streets casually ( donning high-fashion, of course!). Now, don’t even get us started on her breathtaking outfits! The woman who puts the F back in ‘Fashion’ has been on a sartorial roll, all through Paris Couture Week. Let’s hear it for this fashion pro who’s giving us a lowdown on all the juicy details directly from Paris Haute Couture Week, and supplying us with endless styl-spiration, with every on-point appearance that she makes.
P.S: If you’re not watching the madness on this International runway, it’s probably because you’ve got your eyes glued on this fashion-forward glamazon.
Haute Couture Week is the best time to soak in street style in the French capital. Paris transforms into a creative canvas - where one sees some of the epic haute couture pieces, elegant embroideries and quirky accessories. Editors, couture clients and buyers - all impeccably dressed and immaculately coiffed descend on the citadel of chic to relish the incomparable craftsmanship, exquisite designs and handcrafted finery which is timeless yet of the moment.
This season was all about the statement-making fringes, romantic feathers and tactile tassels which will be the key trends for next season. Be it the talented Zuhair Murad's homage to the Native Americana or Elie Saab's subtle nod to the Gatsby era - the couture week saw designers recontextualizing the past and making it relevant for the present and the future.
Alexandre Vauthier is the metaphor for Parisian chic and the dashing designer never lets his couture devotees down. This season his neon-lit runway saw caging evoking a nightclub in London. Aristocratic femininity stunningly clashed with edgy punk as his models sashayed down the runway sporting gold tartan, zebra embroideries, costume jewellery brooches and alligator breeches. No one interprets and extrapolates leather better than Vauthier and this show proved his gravity-defying couture prowess. However, the ultimate highlight were the incredible statement holographic gold boots wrapped in plumetis. Seductress Supreme Bella Hadid closed the show and the designer took a bow running down the runway as the crowd greeted him with a thunderous applause.