The red carpet season is here and will stay for a while. This has prompted a number of haute couture shows to showcase the premium designer collection of top designers. Here is a quick peek into the haute couture collection of 2013.

Feather Touch from Chanel

Feather Touch from Chanel

The latest collection from Chanel shows how feathers can team up as accessories with their fabulous design creations. Some of the dresses were even embellished in feathers. From shoulder pieces to bodice, even headgears, feathers formed the central theme of the Chanel runway.

Beads and Blooms from Giambattista

Beads and Blooms from Giambattista

Vibrant hues of spring formed the backdrop for Giambattista Valli’s Collection. Modified versions of party wear peplums, beaded headgear that matched the blossoms on the dress, were the highlights of the show. Apart from the floor touching red carpet gowns, Valli’s models also displayed midi length to short numbers in traditional black.

Petite Flowers from Christian Dior

Petite Flowers from Christian Dior

The entire Dior collection showcased variety in the use of small floral embellishments in their creations. The work was based on sheer fabric and this made the attires look very royal. Traditional colors such as black and red were used as also pink and beige. With minimal makeup and accessories, the Dior range had the jaws of front row audience dropping.

Octane Glamour from Versace

Octane Glamour from Versace

Versace did not disappoint the glamour queens. Color block was used generously in creating these masterpieces. Neons like pink and yellow dominated the designs, while black was also included for those who want to keep their glamour quotient low and power quotient high.

Graphics from Armani

Graphics from Armani

The Armani couture showcased Turkish-inspired dresses on the runway for this season. Graphic designs formed the highlight of the designs with use of black graphics on various colors. Off shoulders, halter necks and a bare bodice made news on the Armani ramp. On the other end of the spectrum, jeweled tones were used in dresses with plunging necklines.

Sparkling Laces from Elie Saab

Sparkling Laces from Elie Saab

Elie Saab’s designs were screaming elegance. From nude shades to red and black, lace on sheer was the formula of this designer house. Shimmer and glitter formed a part of the every dress. We particularly love the tiered lavender number that had everyone in the audience floored.

Bridal Gowns from Valentino

Bridal Gowns from Valentino

Valentino did not disappoint anyone this year. They continued their tradition of being the numero uno bridal dress designers. Rich and elaborate floral patterns were the central theme of their ramp walks. Again, lace and sheer formed the fabric of choice. The Valentino models resembled angels descended to charm the audience by their presence.

Photo Credit: (http://www.vogue.co.uk)

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