Tuesday January 28 2014.


Paris Couture Spring 2014 cropped up with its usual front row controversy, Kim Kardashian’s pap flash and Cara’s craziness amongst others.  But if you were lost in the tittle tattle then you missed some amazing bridal worthy dresses.

The most exciting event for me was the return of the much revered Schiaparelli label.  Marco Zanini is at the helm (he also heads up Rochas) and although I was a little disappointed not to see Schiaparelli’s signature bias cut 30’s gowns, these modern billowing evening dresses are a knock out.

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Schiaparelli Couture Spring 2014 {Image from}

Alien mermaids as I’ve dubbed them, were spotted at Chanel and Armani Prive, where there were futuristic styles cut from glistening fabrics.

chanel couture spring 2014

Chanel Couture Spring 2014 {Photo by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}

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Armani Prive Spring 2014 {Photo by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}

Sci-fi influences also gripped other designers perhaps hopefully looking to the future as the world moves out of recession.  Giant ruffles ahoy.

stephane rolland paris couture spring 2014

Stephane Rolland couture spring 2014 {Photo by  Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}

ralph russo spring 2014

Ralph Russo Spring 2014 {Photo by  Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}

dior paris couture spring 2014

Dior Couture Spring 2014  {Photo by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}

Predictably I had to end with an Elie Saab number, the wedding world’s favourite.

Elie Saab paris couture spring 2014

Elie Saab Spring Couture 2014 {Photo by Giovanni Giannoni for WWD}