Ruffles and ruching. Feathers and volume. Nothing says Haute Couture quite like materials to the max and a haute attitude. Fashion director Katie Felstead calls on couture houses such as Valentino, Giambattista Valli and Maison Margiela to showcase how to approach Spring/summer 2018 with some of the most powerful looks, straight from the runways. Think head-to-toe black with a street-wear feel from Alexandre Vauthier – this isn’t couture for the faint hearted. Similarly, Maison Margiela melds skeleton prints with wool and leather while Givenchy offers a dark black and lace take on proceedings. But if traditional gowns are still your thing, then amp up with gothic lips, body-suits worn underneath and rockstar hair.
Art/film director: Liam S. Gleeson | Fashion director: Katie Felstead | Model: Dani Witt at Next Models | Make-up artist: Alex Babsky at Premier | Hair stylist: Paul Donovan at CLM | Photography assistant: Crusoe Weston | Fashion assistants: Claire Zaquine and Rosie Borgerhoff Mulder | Digital operator: Jennifer Balcombe | Casting director: Dean Goodman