The Spring 2019 couture collections hit Paris this month, just after the Menswear’s winter 2019 ready-to-wear presentations. Throughout the menswear presentations, gender fluidity continued to be explored, with many brands merging their men’s and women’s collections, and further acceptance of the flipping of sartorial codes. This has also been filtering into the couture collections, that are traditionally more feminine, with brands like Givenchy and Margiela showing men’s couture on the runway.
Always urgent, as they are shown on-season, the Summer 2019 couture collections provide an overview of the materials that are in the forefront of the designer’s minds right now. With an exceptional eye for detail and a focus on the finest of techniques, they were, as always, breathtaking and inspirational: artistry in it’s purest form.