The SS24 Haute Couture Fashion Week is currently going strong, showcasing the very best in fashion on the back of two Men’s Fashion Weeks in Milan and Paris. It has only just begun, yet we have seen top brands unveil some breathtaking looks and outfits that promise to set the tone for the rest of the year.
KHAMSA presents a round-up of some of the most significant offerings at the SS24 Haute Couture Fashion Week that graced the occasion in fine style.
Dior highlighted the plural beauty of textiles and their collective ‘aura’ with exquisite dresses of multiple colours and styles. In their vision, “the notion of ‘aura’ infuses the entire Dior haute couture SS24 collection.” Taking inspiration from their Autumn/Winter 1952 couture collection, they presented a present-day spin on the aura of their legendary offerings of the past, especially the iconic ‘La Cigale dress’ that they brought back in a modern setting.
Schiaparelli‘s collection was Daniel Roseberry’s tribute to Mars and Martians, a nod to the otherworldly. The word ‘Schiaparalien’ was used to describe it, perfectly signifying that it was “part human, part something else.”
The Maison’s love for space is well-documented, and this collection is a heartfelt homage to that very passion. The spatial theme also serves as a detailed look into paradoxes – like the earth-space dynamic, a study of legacy and the avant-garde, and of the beautiful and the provocative.
A century after Gabrielle Chanel’s first designs for ballet, CHANEL‘s pink and white aquarelle-dominated collection owes its touches of vivid colour to the Ballets Russes of Léon Bakst and Sergei Diaghilev. It takes you to an isolated land of art and grace, calling forth the great names of dance, from whom it borrows their extraordinary style and affirmation of a triumphant body.
٤. Georges Hobeika
Georges Hobeika‘s vibrant designs were showstoppers at the SS24 Haute Couture Fashion Week. The outlandish and colourful outfits boasted versatility and aesthetic appeal in spades, coming together to form a collection that was almost like a showcase of trends. Paying homage to the Arab world’s beauty, glitz, and glamour, the collection was a love letter to the beauty of Lebanese women from the ’60s who were pioneers of their fashionable craft.