Style Inspiration: The Best Looks from Couture Fashion Week
Wednesday 20th July, 2016
COUTURE FASHION WEEK IN PARIS may be behind us, but the ensembles that attendees choose to wear set style precedents for the entire summer. This season, it’s all about the dress. Aside from Olivia Palermo’s retina-searing combination of patterns in a suit, a statement dress or skirt takes the lead in vacation-wear. On long summer days in the French Riviera, Greece, or elsewhere in the world, a sundress can strike the perfect balance between elegance and understatement, while an intricate midi skirt worn with a simple white-shirt will take you from day to night. Take style cues from Giovanna Battaglia with her elegant crisp white pussy-bow dress, or a playful sequin Valentino number. For daywear, look at blogger Aimee Song’s dresses in floaty fabrics and bright hues. Regardless of which path you follow, remember that a woman in the right dress is unstoppable. – Victoria
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.