Couture Fashion Week 2016: A Short Recap

Couture week: I’m too broke to afford anything and too un-famous to sit and watch dresses worth my entire college tuition walk down a runway either. But I can admire from afar, so here we go!

And because there are too many shows to go through and only one of me, I’ve decided to do this in a slightly irreverent manner (sorry, Vogue) and summarize each of my favourite shows with a sentence about the collection and a photo.


ALBERTA FERRETTI
Alberta Ferretti couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Kind of like a high-end Coachella. For, say, Kate Middleton, if she were feeling a trip to a desert music festival.

FRANCESCO SCOGNAMIGLIO
Francesco Scognamiglio couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Like a dainty handkerchief for ya body.

VERSACE
Versace couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

If feminine pastel silk and sleek power silhouettes procreated to create a beautiful, asymmetrical baby.

DIOR
Dior couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

“Upper East Side goes to the beach” chic.

RALPH & RUSSO
Ralph & Russo couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Big, gorgeous, dramatic, and largely floral, like a walking wedding cake.

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI
Giambattista Valli couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Short & Shakespearean (also my fave collection from the week).

CHANEL
Chanel couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Chanel. No other descriptor necessary.

ARMANI
Armani couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Covering the 3Ms: monochrome, minimalist, and masculine.

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER
alexandre vauthier couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Mother Nature gets a haute couture makeover but gets to keep her earth tones.

ELIE SAAB
Elie Saab couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Ridiculously stunning dresses: now for children too!

MAISON MARGIELA
Maison Margiela couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Picture reserved, quiet, boring. Then picture the exact opposite. Voilà: it’s Maison Margiela’s fall couture week collection!

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
Jean Paul Gaultier couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

How to survive a Russian winter 101: steal one of the fluffy face-halos featured in this Jean Paul Gaultier collection. The gorgeous gowns in deep muted colours will also probably help, somehow.

ZUHAIR MURAD
Zuhair Murad couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

A collection of every dress I plan on wearing to red carpets when I’m exceedingly rich and famous.

VALENTINO
Valentino couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Shakespeare- Mod and completely showstopping; the perfect finale for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s final Valentino show.

GIVENCHY
Givenchy couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Pleated Greek goddess dresses get a monochromatic twist, plus some ties.

FENDI
Fendi couture week fall 2016 |www.whatkumquat.com

Hands down the coolest runway show in the history of runway shows, plus the dresses were wonderful, but most of the time I was just worried that the models would slip and fall into the Trevi fountain.

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