A recurring theme at the Spring 2014 Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week was the butterfly trend. Beautifully symmetrical, covered in vibrant colors and delicate and decorative, we can see why Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier based their latest designs on these interesting insects. Valentino’s Spring 2014 couture collection comprised truly beautiful butterfly embellished jackets and feminine, floaty butterfly adorned evening gowns. Jean Paul Gaultier also opted for elaborate butterfly headpieces and butterfly silhouettes. This really is luxurious designer, high-end fashion that’s exquisite and on-trend for the warmer seasons ahead.
Valentino’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collection: Our Favourite Fashions
Florence Welch spotted in the front row wearing Valentino.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collection: Dramatic Silhouettes
Jean Paul Gaultier and guest model Dita Von Teese
Get the new designer look with these Sophie’s Closet jewelry butterfly brooches.
Ciner Multicolored Butterfly Brooch AED 1,400 (US) $378
Ciner Smoked Pearl Butterfly Brooch AED 1,100 (US) $297
Vintage Ciner Smoked Crystal Brooch. AED 2200 (US)$599
Elie Saab and Yulia Yanina took inspiration for their Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collections from the timeless trend, fabulous florals. Flowers were integrated into lace and painted onto Elie Saab’s stunning gowns. We predict a few of his desirable dresses will be making an appearance on the red carpet at this year’s 2014 Oscars! If you are looking for a slightly more subtle approach to wearing flowers, try Miriam Haskell‘s classic intricate pearl earrings, Ciner’s pearl flower earrings or other pearl jewelry pieces – we think they would work wonderfully with Elie Saab’s collection too.
Elie Saab’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collection: Looks We Loved
Miriam Haskell Pink Pearl Flower Earrings AED 1,280 (US) $346
Ciner Multicolored Pearl Centre Flower Earrings AED 750 (US)$205
Yulia Yanina’s floral fashions were slightly less subtle. Bold prints and blooming flower headpieces couldn’t be missed on their catwalk show at Paris Haute Couture Week. We say wear this Spring / Summer ’14 runway trend with either a floral inspired headband, a Jennifer Behr Large Crystal Brooch Headwrap or team simple studs with your bold, statement floral printed dresses to perfectly complement this stand-out theme.
Yulia Yanina’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collection
Jennifer Behr Large Crystal Brooch Headwrap AED 1,890 (US) $511
Zuhair Murad was just one of the luxury designers embracing golden leaves this season. Exuding opulence and glamour, add a golden touch to your looks with this Grecian Goddess-inspired theme. A gorgeous gold leaf hairpiece by Erickson Beamon or statement gold leaf necklace from Miriam Haskell will do just the job to instantly elevate all your day and after-dark outfits.
Zuhair Murad’s Spring 2014 Haute Couture Collection
Erickson Beamon Ballroom Headpiece AED 5,900 (US) $1593
Miriam Haskell Leaf Necklace AED 3750 (US)$ 1020
Ciner Zahra Leaf Earrings AED 1450 (US)$395
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