There were plenty of accessories to note from the haute couture autumn/winter 2022 shows. Demna went high-tech at Balenciaga and debuted air-filtering face shields, made in collaboration with Mercedes-AMG F1, and speaker bags by Bang & Olufsen.
Mega jewelry was trending this season, too. Daniel Roseberry paired his sculptural couture looks with gargantuan earrings that skimmed models’ navels at Schiaparelli, Fendi debuted asymmetric brooches clipped onto gloves, while Olivier Rousteing made a case for the nose ring during his takeover at Jean Paul Gaultier.
Scroll on for a closer look at the best accessories from Couture Fashion Week.
Balenciaga’s face shields and speaker bags
Schiaparelli’s mega earrings
Viktor & Rolf’s preppy ties
Iris Van Herpen’s futuristic headbands
Alexandre Vauthier’s bejeweled corsages
Fendi’s micro gloves
Jean Paul Gaultier’s punky nose rings
Chanel’s whimsical hair bows
Valentino’s opera gloves
Giambattista Valli’s sci-fi shades
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Being the founder of her eponymous footwear label, Amina Muaddi always brings her sartorial A-game to fashion weeks. As the menswear leg of the fashion week took off in Paris, calling for layered ensembles that were borderline masculine, the Jordanian-Romanian designer delivered just that while putting her own spin on each look.
Muaddi shared one of her first ensembles on Instagram when she attended Bianca Saunders’ first runway show, captioning the outfit photos, “My type of menswear”. The designer was dressed in a brown and off-white checkered jumpsuit from the London-based brand, unbuttoned at the top to allow a black bralette to peek through. Paired with presumably her own pointed-toe heels, a chainlink choker, and geometrical hoops, the belted jumpsuit was layered with a cream-colored faux fur coat.
The designer’s next look was a particularly meaningful one. To attend friend and late designer Virgil Abloh‘s final show for Louis Vuitton, Muaddi chose a black, sportier ensemble from the French fashion house. The hooded jacket featured white panels with hints of neon green, a zip-up face covering, and an industrial buckled belt cinching it at the waist before it opened at the bottom for a dress with a voluminous hem to show through. “The last @louisvuitton show from the man who continues to make us dream from Heaven,” she captioned her outfit photos. “Forever ever @virgilabloh. Your most beautiful collection yet, I was in awe the whole time. We love you so much. Proudly wearing @louisvuitton by @virgilabloh. Just like I did at your 1st show.”
For the Dior Fall 2022 couture show, Muaddi channeled her bold side and opted for a strapless outfit with two-toned leopard prints from the maison. She paired the short look with tights, the Amina Muaddi Yigit Boot, and a mini Dior Lady bag. As the couture week has only just started, we are sure to see more noteworthy looks from the designer. Take a look at all of them below and make sure to check back for more.
In Bianca Saunders. Photo: Instagram.com/aminamuaddi
In Louis Vuitton. Photo: Instagram.com/aminamuaddi
In Dior. Photo: Getty
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Schiaparelli kicked off the Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture Fashion Week this Monday, January 24, 2022 at the Petit Palais. In front of a handful of handpicked guests, which included the couple Ye and Julia Fox, the house presented 32 silhouettes, which were true demonstrations of their expertise. Forget colors and volumes, Daniel Roseberry returned to the very essence of couture with An Era of Discipline, a collection dreamed up with a restricted chromatic palette, comprised of only black, white and gold. This allowed a redefinition of Schiaparelli gold, neither warm nor cool-toned, created especially for the house from 24-carat gold leaf.
All the incredible details you missed at the Schiaparelli haute couture show
Details included a striking wardrobe with divine accents such as graphic elements, three-dimensional signature embroideries, ornaments of optical illusion in molded leather, and silhouettes that defied the laws of gravity, which Daniel Roseberry did not hold back on. Here is a closer look.
The hoop sleeves enhanced with Apollon de Versailles embroidery
The jacket adorned with three-dimensional palm trees
The gold leaf baguettes
The braided knit dress
The jewelry dress made from hand-molded leather embossed ornaments
The gold trompe-l’œil skeleton
The statement hat
The gold metal bustier surrounded by Saturn’s rings
The metallic headdress with black feathers
Translation by Anissa Agrama
Originally published in Vogue.fr
Mrs Keepa SS22. Photographed by Rudolf Azzi
The spring 2022 fashion month is marking a new beginning for many Arab labels. While a number of regional designers were notably absent on last year’s digital and physical runways, this year makes up for it as more take the global spotlight.
Read on to see which Middle Eastern designers have made their fashion week debut this season.
Noon By Noor
After showcasing in New York for 16 consecutive seasons followed by a year-long hiatus, Noon By Noor made its move to the London fashion week calendar. Bahraini cousins Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa presented their label’s Collection 2 – Light at East London’s Rochelle School, establishing its presence in the European market. For their return, the designers chose to maintain the label’s codes while drawing inspiration from their home country. “A photograph of Bahraini pearl divers in their sarongs gently gathered and tied at the waist, mixed with dreams of summer sunshine, holiday memories and flowers was the start of our spring collection development,” stated Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa. The minimalistic collection features a mix of structured pieces with masculine details alongside feminine dresses and separates with floral embroidery and mirror work.
2016 Vogue Fashion Prize winner Reema Al Banna took her Dubai-based brand Reemami to Milan for its fashion week debut this month. For this special collection, the Lebanese designer chose to pay homage to her culture and heritage by incorporating elements from her childhood memories such as horse riding and food. The artistic work of refugees is celebrated too as Palestinian women contribute their patchworks to the collection which is combined with Al Banna’s own designs to interpret them in a modern way. In a fresh color palette of pink, green, white, and beige, the designer offered pieces featuring her signature playful patterns on a mixture of boxy yet feminine silhouettes.
Saudi designer Abdul Al-Romaizan’s label made its fashion week debut with a collection titled Gioia di Vivere (The Joy of Life). At the Palazzo Serbelloni, the new Italy-based brand featured luxury looks for both men and women in bold colors and prints. The collection was inspired by the “shared global experience of stepping out and embracing fashion once more.” Ahead of the show, Al-Romaizan said in a statement, “I am driven by passion and filled with optimism as we prepare to unveil this collection, which honors my heritage as well as the current vision for Saudi Arabia.”
For her first-ever showcase during Paris fashion week, Egyptian-French designer Mariam Yeya dialed up the signature of her brand Mrs Keepa — color, drama, and daring cuts. Aptly named Harmonious Chaos, the 90-piece collection featured a combination of tailoring and sportswear, easy-to-wear basics, and evening-ready pieces. In keeping with the maximalism the Dubai-based label is best known for, highlights of the pieces included voluminous puff sleeves, wide-leg camo pants, and opera gloves.
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How uplifting to witness the new Fall 2021 collections starting to filter through – they feel like a temporary jolt out of a pandemic-induced haze. And designers really have gone ‘all-out’ this season, presenting beautifully ethereal films (Dior) and cinematic shorts (Miu Miu) from the dreamy halls of the Palace of Versailles to far-flung snow-capped mountains. Lockdown has obviously inspired the desire for wanderlust and fantasy, and the fashion? Well, it’s all the better for it.
An undercurrent of protection and utility – familiar narratives for Winter offerings – is, understandably, evident once again in oversized quilted coats (Chloe), padded ski jackets (Miu Miu) and cropped shearling-trimmed bombers (Givenchy). At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri tucked 50s headscarves into turtleneck sweaters, topped with elegantly-cut, ankle-grazing coats – investment pieces that feel right, for now.
Going back to the aforementioned ‘jolt,’ take in Jonathan Anderson’s bold and offbeat collection for Loewe to feel the fizz of new ideas blossoming. Zig-zag prints, cocoon shapes, colorful accessories – this is outright fun and frivolous fashion that requires no justification… coming to an extravagantly staged Tim walker editorial soon. This is artwork for the body: a blue two-piece trimmed with giant tassels, draped silk tops with huge buckle-like embellishment, wide striped culottes, and fluffy psychedelic mohair sweaters – pieces that simply radiate joy.
For those going back to the office, there are plenty of suggestions for an elevated everyday wardrobe from Elie Saab, Hermes and Fendi, whose flowing silk skirts and belted tonal blouses with extra-wide cuffs combine comfort, modesty and chic wearability. Jil Sander, too, has plenty to inspire a wardrobe refresh with long leather gloves and point-toe knee boots paired with geometric dresses, topped with a neck scarf in the same print – effortless layering done really, really well.
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