Haute Couture Fashion Week for the season Fall / Winter 2014-15 has began, here’s everything you need to know about the fascinating world of Couture!
An informed fashionista should know fashion in depthand everything surrounding it so, in view of Couture Fashion Week, I generously giving away the ‘Haute Couture’ facts that you should have in mind.
The «Haute Couture» literally translates as “High Tailoring” and as you might already know, is luxury, sur mesure creations that in their sight you exclaim enthusiastically and wish to wear something similar on your wedding day.
As early as in the 19th century, the Parisian high class turned in Haute Couture to attend the variety of calls, providing them a unique – literally – and impressive appearance. Today is quite the same , and few designers who can meet the standards that are demanded for the creation of a Haute Couture collection.
HOW MUCH A HAUTE COUTURE CREATION COSTS
Since some pieces require up to 700 hours to create the prices start from £ 8,000 and can reach up to a few million, if you think about the fabrics used rare and the luxurious embroidery which often adorn the evening creations.
WHO MAKES THE HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTIONS.
The term «Les petite mains» translated as “little hands” and essentially refers to 2,200 seamstresses who “give life” to haute couture creations, remaining usually dedicated to a fashion house for their entire careers.
WHO BUYS THE HAUTE COUTURE CREATIONS.
Nowadays, the main buyers come from Russia, China and the Middle East ..
WHERE DO THE COLLECTIONS PRESENTED
The collections are always shown at the ‘birthplace’ of couture, that in Paris.
WHICH HOUSES HAVE A HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab and Jean-Paul Gaultier are in the official program presentation at Fashion Week Haute Couture.
HOW PROFITABLE CAN A COUTURE COLLECTION FOR EACH FASHION HOUSE
In fact, houses usually suffer from the couture collections. The colossal costs and discerning clientele (it is estimated that there are 2,000 customers alike worldwide) might best explains why over the last 60 years the number of couture houses has decreased dramatically. In any case, a couture collection is considered by many long investment, enhancing the image of the house and the profile of collections ready-to-wear.