I’m not sure why, but this year’s couture shows were breathtakingly amazing. There was once a time when I thought couture and avant garde fashion were ridiculous. I thought it was a giant hoax and the king was wearing no clothes. However, I am so thankful that I learned that couture is actually fashion design in its purest form. This is a designer’s opportunity to fully express their vision without worrying about what will sell, because these pieces aren’t created for the masses.
Everything doesn’t look practical or “make sense” but I get this incredible feeling from seeing these collections. I have never been a very artsy person. I go to museums here often, and the city is filled with art and culture, but nothing moves me like fashion. It really makes my heart beat. It energizes and motivates me like nothing else in the world, and I’m so thankful that I have something in my life that costs me absolutely nothing to experience. Below are some of my faves from a few of the collections. All photos are from style.com.