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Couture Week came to a close after a series of shows, each more luxurious and show-stopping than the other.
Viktor & Rolf was, quite simply put, a tribute to the red carpet. No other colour besides red was to be seen, as models stepped down the red carpet catwalk in red flats and a series of red dresses. Dresses were made of velvet and adorned with oversized bows, whilst the natural hair and make-up ensured full focus stayed on the collection.  


Mirrored walls covered in white orchids formed the backdrop for the Dior Couture show. Creative Director Raf Simons turned to the past opening the show with crinolines, but the collection was given an increasingly modern twist as the show progressed to include overall-like pieces and architectural overcoats. 

Atelier Versace had silver, blue and purple hues running through a collection, which subtly incorporated geometric shapes and asymmetric cuts. References to the fifties were counterbalanced by a dark, grunge touch with chokers, black leather gloves, and heavy eye-makeup. In true couture form, the collection finished with billowing ball gowns.

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Maison Martin Margiela put together a patchwork for its Couture show as embroidered bomber jackets, fur shrugs and gold polka dots were all brought together into one cohesive collection. Matthieu Blazy, the designer behind the collection included vintage pieces from the early 20th century, and drew inspiration from a a wide range of sources.
 

Image source - Vogue
 
Design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to their Italian heritage with Valentino's Couture collection. Models resembled Roman goddesses as they stepped out drapped in tunic-like dresses and gladiator sandals; they thereby brought Couture Week to a close on a mystical, otherworldly note.