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Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2015 Hits and Misses (Forum Buzz)

With great expectations comes great disappointments. Couture collections from big-time brands like Christian Dior and Chanel can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to forum members’ opinions. But there are also glimmers of hope during Haute Couture Fashion Week — like designers and brands that seem to be finding their way to (what forum members think) couture is all about. Here’s a look at the collections our forum members loved and loathed.

The Hits: Stéphane Rolland, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf. Images via IMAXtree.

The Hits: Stéphane Rolland, Jean Paul Gaultier, Viktor & Rolf; Images: IMAXtree



Stéphane Rolland

“This is couture baby.” [GIVENCHYlover]

“Some of the gowns are totally exciting and oh! what great Oscar gowns they’d make…” [KKnardi]

“It would be wonderful if someone wore one of these on the Oscar red carpet. It would certainly stand out amongst the sea of Armani & Dior!” [Luxx]

See all the looks from the Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.

Jean Paul Gaultier

“I think this is his best couture collection to date, much more tame and wearable compared to previous seasons. The clothes look amazing and I just think it’s wonderful.” [Nomar]

“Fantastic collection. Love the flat shoes, the veils and of course the asymmetric looks which are to die for. He really does couture like no other.” [Valentine27]

“This is one of the Gaultier sides I adore: stripped off all the campy, kitschy embellishments and theatrics and distilled into pure form. Those hybrid tuxedo suits/gowns/coat dresses are the work of a master, and only Gaultier can pull it off so effortlessly. In the hands of a lesser designer, it would have been overwrought, heavy, burdened and contrived. Gaultier makes it look so light but so sharp.” [Phuel]

See all the looks from the Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.

Viktor & Rolf

“A wonderful move back towards the fun and whimsy that once dominated their work. This feels like a flight of fancy, the prints are so great…This feels lively, like a little jaunt to the islands in the middle of winter.” [Luxx]

“I like the ‘a gust of wind blew my dress’ idea and that it’s reminiscent of their 2010 collection (in terms of shapes). Best collection in a long time imo.” [kokobombon]

“Couture this season seems to have a floral influence and I love all the pieces with the flower embroidery sticking out. Obviously many of these pieces are impractical to wear but then again I read that V&R couture isn’t actually meant to be worn and bought. Pleasantly surprised…” [Nomar]

See all the looks from the Viktor & Rolf Haute Couture Spring 2015 collection.