Saturday, 31 January 2015

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015

Italian blogger and fashion designer Chiara Ferragni 'The Blonde Salad' 

Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture in January is one of the most important dates on the industry calendar. Spring Summer haute couture collections are unveiled for the year and couture houses go to lengths to create the perfect setting to showcase their creations. 

In France, the term "haute couture" (high sewing, high dressmaking or high fashion) is a term that is defined by the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Paris and protected by French law. In order to use the term 'haute couture' and call oneself a 'couture house', companies and couturiers must satisfy a list of very specific conditions. Some conditions that are set out include: couture houses must design made-to-order pieces with one or more client fittings, couture houses must have an 'atelier' (workshop) in Paris and must present at least 50 pieces to the public in January and July.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

How to Move to Paris in 12 Steps

Every now and then I get asked the question: "So, what brought you to Paris..?" or, "how did you just, you know, move to Paris like that?". I secretly love being asked this question because it transports me back to a time in my life where I finally had the courage to fulfill a dream that was filed away right at the back of my head.