Trend | All Hail the Veil

Paris Couture’s fashionable face mask…

This autumn, if going by the hedonistic delights of Paris’ Haute Couture, one needn’t concern oneself with make-up, as the ‘paper bag look’ (all be it a wholly decadent one) is thoroughly in vogue.

Traditionally saved for the bride in every show’s finale, fashion’s elite- Christian Dior, Armani Privé and Giambattista Valli left the pièce de résistance veil to more than just one blushing beauty this year.

Christian Dior AW 12 Couture, Fashion, Veil, Trend, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris

Christian Dior

No doubt a continuation of his knitted/net creations for Jil Sander’s spring/summer 12 collection, Raf Simons kept it simple at Christian Dior. His delicate offerings came in net form, against the backdrop of a simply ludicrous (but that’s what makes Haute Couture all the more fabulous no?) amount of fresh roses, onlookers were transported to a wondrous garden oasis somewhere.

And the horticultural element did not end there. As Giambattista Valli’s thoroughly floral-inspired gowns graced the runway, models’ heads were adorned with yet more netting. This time delicate butterflies had been caught within them, covering mouths and decorating hair, the elegant creature-creations almost fluttered.

Giambattista Valli AW 12 Couture, Fashion, Veil, Trend, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris

Giambattista Valli

At Armani Privé, lace draped loosely over heads, while embroidery and beading added indulgent embellishment. Giorgio Armani said of his accessory, “a flash of embroidered stars on a veil that conceals the face down to the neck hints at a wordless mystery, a mystery that speaks of otherworldly enchantment.”

Armani Prive AW 12 Couture, Fashion, Veil, Trend, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris

Armani Privé

Forgetting delicacy, whimsical label Maison Martin Margiela did away with lace and indeed the gift of sight, for jewel encrusted masks. Thoroughly shrouding models’ heads, gobstopper-sized gems added a much-needed glitter to otherwise sparkle-free designs (which of course just won’t do at Couture Fashion Week). Next up to collaborate with high street hero H&M, we must wait and er, see if us lesser mortals shall too be rejecting vision for Gaga-like glitz this autumn.

Maison Martin Margiella AW 12 Couture, Fashion, Veil, Trend, Haute Couture Fashion Week, Paris

Maison Martin Margiella

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: