Haute Couture SS17 Fashion Week in Paris presented dresses to die for. We selected our highlights:

ZIAD NAKAD

Titled ‘Butterfly of Paradise’ Ziad Nakad offers his vision of a universal garden where butterflies and flowers are the main symbols of his inspiration.

Tradition and modernity combine to give the appearance of a sparkling bouquet of summer flowers.

The delicate butterfly is represented in cuts, dimensional shapes and appliqué embroidery.

Main colour palette is in pastel shades of salmon pink, sky blue, silver grey and warm honey gold.

Skinny belts are adorned with jewellery or fabric butterflies embroidered with Swarovski stones.

For the finale of the show, a bride appears in a voluminous dress embroidered with embossed butterflies.

Dazzle them at Royal Ascot in this peplum creation.

PATUNA

It’s all about EVE for Patuna’s SS17 collection with the serpent woven on to each creation.

Sculpted macramé designs and soft twisted fabrics add a three dimensional twist to the collection.

Plush velvet and silky satins drew inspiration from a visit to the Palace of Versailles.

The colour palette is of neutral grey, brown and stone with splashes of rich jewel tones.

With matching handbag, Eve will be the apple of everyone’s eye at the Epsom Derby.

CELIA KRITHARIOTI

For her first fashion show in Paris, Greek fashion designer Celia Kritharioti shows off her SS17 haute couture collection in style at the Ritz hotel.

This is an eclectic collection: laser-cut designs create simple and sharp silhouettes.

Frothy frills and ruffles add a girly femininity.

Whilst sparkling sexy body hugging gowns bring fun and glamour.

The colour palette includes a nod to Celia’s Greek home with hot sunny yellow and pale sky blue reminiscent of a typical Greek summer’s day.

Also in the colour palette are cool whites, classic black and pastel pinks.

Alas, too short for the Royal Enclosure of Royal Ascot, but this chic little number will Wow them at Chester May Festival with its jewel encrusted embellishments and delicate lace high neckline.

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