Luxury Fashion is Back and Thriving

The designs on high fashion runways are sometimes looked at as works of art.
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The fashion runways are springing back to life in the world of luxury fashion, and they’re filled with bright colors that inspire optimism. Designer collections included custom fit chinos, one-of-a-kind clothing, footwear, and jewelry. People are ready to celebrate, and they’re also ready to buy. Here are a few reasons why the haute couture and luxury fashion industry is thriving.

One-of-a-Kind Clothing Creations

No one wants to show up to the party wearing the same thing as everyone else. You want a look that makes you stand out. That’s why many people, especially celebrities, turn to high-end designers for red carpet looks. Jennifer Hudson was recently spotted at the High fashion show, Alta Moda, wearing a golden D&G look from the crown on her head to her metallic, floor-length skirt. The gold-studded bodice added some edge to her classic look. At the same show, Helen Mirren walked the red carpet in the bold fashion choice of an ornate golden corset with sheer sleeves atop a colorful, flowing skirt. Both looks were stunning, each shining uniquely.

Amazing Level of Detail

Haute couture designs are made with the finest fabrics like silk and wool. Working in teams, only people who are highly-skilled craft them. The beauty and detail in haute couture creations make the clothing works of art. For example, embellishments like lace have been a part of fashion dating back to the 16th century. It can translate as classic elegance or as straight-up sexy. Think Grace Kelly’s wedding dress versus Madonna’s lacy leggings circa 1985. Lace made a comeback on the runways this season in a range of different looks. For example, Dolce and Gabbana showed a bra top with long, lace sleeves paired with gold, metallic, wide-legged trousers in their Alta Moda fashion show. For a sexier look, the collection included a black lace bustier peeking through a form-fitting gown.

Another luxurious detail in high fashion designs is draped fabric. Gowns channeling goddess vibes lean more toward a traditional look, while some designers give the draped look a contemporary update. For example in their 2022 spring show, Di Pesta prominently featured draping in their popular “wet” dresses, which are designed to hug the body for a sultry look.

The dazzle of high fashion doesn’t stop at the hemlines, buyers also seek out designer footwear. From neon Givenchy boots to the Germanier collection featuring striking thigh-high looks, there is something for every taste. Dolce and Gabbana showed glamourous footwear looks with beaded fringe and sparkling gems, conveying a sense of celebration. Moreover, the level of detail in the footwear was astonishing.

Fashion is an Investment

The designs on high fashion runways are sometimes looked at as works of art. For some buyers, the motivation for buying a designer garment is supporting the “artist” who created it. High fashion has a huge following, and they support their own. Some buyers may even look at a gown as an asset that will appreciate in value.

There is a strong market for vintage fashion. Private collectors are always on the lookout for classic looks by their favorite designers, and they’ll pay top dollar to own them. Museums are part of that market as well, always aiming to add to their historical exhibits. If a bidding war ensues, sellers stand to make substantial profits.

On a purely emotional level, fashion can feel like fantasy. It can shift our focus from the boring and mundane to all things bright and fantastical. In fashion, everything old eventually becomes new again. Fashion designers pull from styles of the past and used them in their visions for the future. Finally, in the world of haute couture and luxury fashion, the future looks very bright.

Jacqueline Maddison
Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Beverly Hills Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the rich and famous with the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
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