My favorite past time of watching runway shows (since I can't afford this kind of fashion) is in full swing again starting this week with the amazing and out of this universe expensive (at least for a mere mortal like me) world of couture! I could not find any sites to watch the live shows but I found something even better, a fashion website that posts the photos on their site during the fashion show.
The site is called NowFashion, it was launched in January 2010, I can't believe I didn't find it before! Here is the link: http://nowfashion.com/collections
They have all of the schedules with a countdown so you don't miss any of the excitement. The site allows you to add their beautiful photos to your Pinterest (my favorites are already there:
https://www.pinterest.com/carol98031 ) You can share by Tweeting, Facebook and more and of course you can follow them on social media sites, they even have a Tumblr! It is a great online magazine with articles and reviews. You can also search by city or designer for past events!
The couture shows are behind the RTW schedule and so were Spring/Summer (that makes sense since these outfits are made to order) so I was surprised to see Viktor&Rolf and Balmain showing prefall. Viktor&Rolf actually had 2 shows but after seeing their spring/summer collection it makes me wonder if they hate women! I found it difficult to enjoy the prefall lines as I was loving all of the spring and summer colors.
Two collections stood out in my mind. Valentino's collection ranged from ethnic folk to elizabethan complete with corseted chests and some looks in Jean Paul Gaultier's collection combined different halves of two outfits. Not sure about this look but it you happened to be at an event and you were wearing the same dress as another woman you could stand so they only saw one side and they may not notice ;)!
So many beautiful outfits, but I must say as a complete line Chanel was my favorite, the colors and styles exquisite and all completely wearable.
The fall ready-to-wear shows start in February, I can hardly wait!