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Runway Review: Best of Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/2025

A look at the most dazzling collections and looks from Paris Haute Couture Week

Runway Review: Best of Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/2025
Balenciaga 53rd Couture show making, Image courtesy Balenciaga

As Paris Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024/2025 Week draws to a close, the fashion world remains captivated by an extraordinary fusion of minimalist elegance and bold conceptual extravagance.

From luxurious gowns redefining simplicity in color palettes to avant-garde designs merging over-the-top glamour seamlessly with innovative ideologies, this season’s runway has been a mesmerizing showcase of creativity and craftsmanship.

Unravel the standout moments and trends that have graced the catwalks, offering a glimpse into the future of luxury and style:


The Alexis Mabille Fall/Winter 2024/2025 collection is conceived as a jubilant celebration, exuding brilliance through its diverse fabrics.

Each piece highlights different textures: the fluid movement of crepe, the sensual touch of jersey, the structured elegance of satin, the shimmering effect of lamé, the vivid color palette, the soft whisper of velvet, and the sparkling allure of sequins.

This radiance captures the essence of a woman who is playful yet delicate, dazzling yet formidable, embodying the effervescence and charm of champagne bubbles.


Ashi Studio presented its Sculpted Clouds collection for Fall/Winter 2024/2025 during Paris Haute Couture Week.

Inspired by Earth’s natural formations, the clouds, the sky, rain, and all its elements, Ashi created a collection composed of inorganic bulbous shapes and ones that flow like the clouds in the wind.

With its naturally earthy tones and the opacity of black volcanic rocks, the Ashi Studio FW24 collection was a sight to explore.


The 53rd Balenciaga Couture Collection highlights exceptional craftsmanship and innovative materials. It blends streetwear, goth, skater, and metalhead subcultures with minimalistic glamor.

Central to the collection is the relationship between fabric, form, garment, and body, combining archival influences with modern finishes.

Butterfly motifs, inspired by Yumi Okita, symbolize transformation, hope, and freedom. These meticulously hand-embroidered designs reflect the collection’s theme of ephemeral beauty.


Inspired by the Paris Games, Maria Grazia Chiuri honors athletes overcoming obstacles. The Dior Fall/Winter 2024/2025 line celebrates women’s political freedom through peplum designs and unconventional materials.

Chiuri uses jersey material, resembling metal mesh in gold, silver, and white, to accentuate the silhouette with an ultralight inner bustier. The collection features pleats, classical draping, and sports jerseys adorned with gold leaves or micro sequins.

Red, Christian Dior’s color of life, enhances the show, while a mosaic mirror-embellished bathrobe defies convention. This collection merges couture and sportswear, highlighting Chiuri’s ability to redefine elegance and strength in women.


Elie Saab’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024 collection channels celestial allure with a blend of Slavic artistry and surreal fantasy. Abstract motifs and bold khokhloma tones adorn striking silhouettes, contrasting soft velvet and ocean blue fabrics adorned with shimmering beads, gold lurex, ruby organza, and black satin.

Ostrich plumes flutter, echoing command, as silver sequins cascade in nightly ombre, reflecting her ephemeral presence.

Pearl ostrich feather stoles trace constellations on her tulle skin, fading into a haze of cream lace as the enchanted serenade concludes, leaving a lingering sense of wonder in Elie Saab’s mystical world.



Inspired by the Romantic movement, clouds were a central motif for artists like Caspar David Friedrich and William Turner, who depicted them to convey nature’s majesty and freedom.

Poets such as Paul Verlaine and Charles Baudelaire also found inspiration in clouds, using them as symbols of transcendence and liberation. Today, the observation of clouds continues to inspire personal reflections and artistic creations.

The Franck Sorbier Nuages Fall/Winter 2024/2025 season, which focuses on the lightness and fleeting nature of clouds has inspired new works, representing a fresh direction and a deeper connection to creativity and spirituality.


Georges Hobeika’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024 collection finds its muse in the serene beauty of winter landscapes. Inspired by frost-kissed flora and the dazzling brilliance of ice crystals, the designs mirror nature’s intricate details.

Using shimmering fabrics and delicate embroideries that evoke frost patterns, the collection harmonizes icy blues, soft whites, and touches of silver and pearl.

Each piece embodies an ethereal elegance and timeless sophistication, offering a couture interpretation of winter’s captivating allure.


Beauty in fashion transcends the runway and lies in the meticulous craftsmanship of each piece. On the Peet Dullaert runway, the focus is on celebrating humanity through innovative designs and fabric manipulation.

The collection modernizes traditional suiting with unique textures and advanced pleating techniques, exploring organic forms and human anatomy. Each handcrafted garment reflects personal connections to the diverse individuals who inspire the designer.

In today’s digital age, the collection symbolizes resilience and the fluidity of the human body, offering garments that provide freedom and expression for the wearer.


Stephane Rolland’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024 collection draws inspiration from the dynamic interplay between nature’s elemental force and architectural precision.

The collection merges flowing lines and sculptural shapes, blending natural tones with metallic accents to create avant-garde couture that embodies both strength and grace.


Tony Ward’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024 collection draws its inspiration from the celestial allure of the night sky. The collection evokes the ethereal beauty of stars, galaxies, and nebulae through intricate designs and luxurious fabrics.

Expect celestial motifs delicately embroidered on flowing gowns, shimmering fabrics reminiscent of starlight, and a color palette featuring midnight blues, deep purples, and iridescent silvers.

Each garment is meticulously crafted, offering a blend of cosmic fascination and refined elegance that transports wearers into a realm of celestial enchantment.


The Viktor & Rolf Fall/Winter 2024/2025 Haute Couture collection explores absurdism through sculptural garments, evolving from their iconic Atomic Bomb collection.

Three-dimensional geometric shapes intersect with the human form, inspiring designs like panniers and exaggerated collars.

Contrasting colors and prints create spontaneous compositions that blend clothing with abstraction, aiming to provoke fresh perspectives.


Zuhair Murad’s Lumineuses Cicatrices Fall/Winter collection celebrates the female power of overcoming past pains, transfiguring them into sparkling embroideries and sensual prints.

From 3D smoke spirals to crystal sutures on slit gowns, each piece speaks of strength and survival. The palette spans from flesh tones to feline hues, accented with blacks and gunmetal grays, using leather and luxurious fabrics like silk and velvet.

Through this collection, Murad honors women who’ve forged their path to strength and beauty, revealing their invincible spirit through every stitch and shimmer.


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