Haute Couture in the Comfort of your Own Home

Haute Couture in the Comfort of your Own Home

As news broke of Men’s Fashion Week and Couture Week 2020 being canceled in Paris due to the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19, we are in mourning along with the rest of the fashion world. Specifically, for Haute Couture Fashion Week. Haute Couture Fashion Week is a time where designers have unlimited creative ground and push the limits for their looks. This is the time where fashion goes beyond the norm to showcase luxury techniques you won’t see anywhere else. In short, this is the funnest time to reeducate the eye, get inspired and see the unexpected.

This year’s couture season would’ve been filled with the most breathtaking and possibly wackiest creations to grace the runway. As a fashion lover myself, I look forward to seeing designers take their inspiration and transform it into walking pieces of art. However, with this year’s cancelation of Couture Fashion Week in Paris, it is not stopping fashion lovers from sharing their favorite looks of past seasons on their Instagram feed.

Photo via @sydneysurname Instagram: Maison Margiela Fall 2017 Haute Couture Show

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For anyone who is itching to indulge in the Haute Couture fantasy, we are seeing many do it in the comfort of their own home and poking some much needed fun into the whole presentation. For some much needed laughs during these hard times, search the hashtag #HomeCouture, which has been trending on Instagram. Currently is it filling feeds with many of these Quarantine Queens DIY-ing their favorite looks from past seasons. Anywhere from Cinderella-styled dresses, padded ball gowns, or even toilet-roll palazzo pants, these Quarantine Queens are finding ways to recreate their favorite looks in the comfort of their own home.

Photo via @hazfrance Instagram: Viktor & Rolf’s Fall 2018 Haute Couture Show

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The more that you dig into the Vogue Runway archives, the bolder the fashion gets, and that’s exactly what they did. Creatives are using the materials that are lying around in their homes, such as towels, blankets, trash bags, pillows, soda cans, or really anything they can find, then, transforming it into a one of a kind look ready for their living room runway. The results include creations that have us spinning in our chairs to the likes of sculptural dresses by Comme des Garcons, a few of Maison Margiela iconic collections, Marilyn Manson inspired makeup for Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 show, and many more.

Photo via @opheliaserventi Instagram: Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Haute Couture Show

Photo via @benedictatorrr Instagram: Comme des Garçons Fall 2017 Haute Couture Show

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The trending hashtag #HomeCouture is finding a way to pay homage to the tragic cancellation of the Haute Couture Fashion Week 2020 in a fun and playful way. When looking back at the fashion industry, many have said that it has been guilty of taking itself too seriously, by using this hashtag, our fashion world is finding a way to provide some much needed comic relief during this stressful time. So whether it’s Haute Couture or Home Couture, it’s up to you to decide which one is your favorite. For now, the team at Style Lush TV has got some incredible group texts going on bringing smiles and laughs and yes, excited thoughts of the return of fashion weeks all over the world.

Tag us in your favorite #HomeCouture looks!

Photo via @skipdin Instagram: Molly Goddard’s Fall 2019 Collection 

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Krystal Navarro
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Krystal is a Trendsetter Member of the Texas Fashion Industry Initiative currently learning about online fashion media and content creation through its mentorship opportunity. Krystal Navarro is a true fashionista at heart. She thrives off of making people look and feel good through fashion. She is passionate about connecting people with opportunities that is related in the fashion field. Currently, she is a senior in pursuit of a Fashion Merchandise with a minor in Business Administration and Marketing degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. She is an advocate for the growing fashion industry in San Antonio and hopes to be a key player in it.