The Couture 2015 runways featured everything from intricate feather and bejewelled detailing, to 3D embellishments. Designers like Elsa Schiaparelli, Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino and Dior, showed collections that were breathtakingly beautiful, and highly creative.
We have picked the most wearable trends from the 2015 Couture collections that will make a welcome addition to your wardrobe.
1. Structured Cropped Trousers
Cropped trousers appeared in very different ways on the runways of Elsa Schiaparelli, Armani Privé and Alexandre Vauthier, but they are definitely one trend that has proven popular from couture 2015.
It can be tough leaving the comfort zone of your favourite skinny jeans, but the cropped pant (which tends to sit just above the ankle) is a great alternative – once you know how to style them correctly. Make sure that you balance your silhouette; if the pants are fitted then you can afford to wear something looser on the top half of your body, and vice versa. Play with textures and remember that the cropped hem should fall on the thinnest part of your ankle.
If you are looking for some inspiration on how to wear the cropped pants, then they look great teamed with boots this winter – a tall fitted ankle boot is the way to go. They also look stylish with block heels or sneakers.
2. Nature-Inspired Prints
Nature-inspired prints were a big trend at the Couture 2015 runways. We saw floral motifs, butterflies, palm leaves and other nature inspired prints in various shapes and forms across the runways of Chanel, Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior and Valentino.
Designers and fashion lovers have long favoured these prints because they are feminine and fun, this year couturiers focused on 3D florals combining them with sheer and bold separates. It’s the perfect print to wear to a wedding, to a day at the races or a summer party.
3. Full Skirts
Full skirts proved popular on the runways of Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior and Schiaparelli. The chic silhouette makes the full skirt the perfect garment for both night and day wear, and because this style is universally flattering, it is loved by women of all shapes and sizes. This is one item that is bound to add a ladylike touch to any outfit.
4.Bright and Bold Maxi Coats
Maxi coats proved to be the popular trend, they were seen on the runways of Viktor & Rolf, Stephanie Coudert, Dior, Ulyana Sergeenko and Jean Paul Gaultier. These stylish coats will not only keep you warm in the cooler temperatures but will also have you looking chic – ranged from the classic black and white shades to the bright and bold oxblood, orange and sea foam hues.
5. Plunging Necklines
Lastly, one of the more seductive trends emerging from Couture 2015 shows was plunging necklines, as seen on the runways of Ulyana Sergeenko, Valentino, Alexandre Vauthier and even on glitsy gowns by Elie Saab and Elsa Schiaparelli. Plunging necklines varied from dramatic to subtle, but the appealing thing about this neckline is that it draws the eye downwards, creating the illusion of length and elongating the body. Just remember; never leave home without a boob tape and loads of confidence.