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The Trends That Took Over The Fall 2018 Couture Runways

Following yet another groundbreaking Couture Week, Vogue Arabia notes the striking fashion moments that stole the shows across Paris. From plumes to wildlife print, read on for the key trends that took over the Couture Week runways.

Birds of a Feather

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Valentino, Ralph & Russo, and Georges Hobeika were only some of the designers spreading their wings for Fall 2018 Couture. This season, maximalist feathers came in the form of pink, floor-trailing capes (Armani Privé), voluminous ballgowns (Valentino), and on headpieces at Schiaparelli.

The New Naked Dress

The nude-colored dress is the new naked dress. Varying shades of neutral — beige, brown, cream, and everything in between — was the dominant color palette this season. Gowns that looked like second skin took over the runways of Dior, Fendi, and Armani Privé.

Animal Planet

Animal print has popped up as a major runway trend at shows like Alexandre Vauthier and Schiaparelli this season. Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika also sent out a sleeveless, powder blue gown decorated with awan motifs.

Regal Embroidery

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Step aside, minimalism, because opulence was the name of the game at Couture Week. Extraordinarily tailored eveningwear at Zuhair Murad, Chanel, and Azzi & Osta featured heavy embellishments and intricate embroidery, because basic sequins just don’t cut it anymore.

Red Carpet-Worthy Blazers

These are not your typical office blazers. At Georges Chakra, gilded tuxedo jackets were cinched and worn over chiffon dresses, while matador-esque tuxedo jackets in Elie Saab’s Gaudí-inspired collection featured sculptural ornamentations and carefully placed sequins.

In My Head

Bejeweled veils at Georges Chakra, pointed hats at Chanel, and Zuhair Murad’s gilded headbands were only some of the head-turning hair accessories on the runways this season.

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