Haute Couture

Haute Couture is a French exception and as the name of the Federation indicates, it lies at the heart of fashion’s ecosystem. Tremendously modern, it is a permanent gateway between a tradition for excellence in know-how and contemporaneity in creation embodying today manufacturing techniques that are at the cutting edge of innovation. The Haute Couture collections are presented twice a year, in January and in July.

The Official Calendar for The Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2022 is on!

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture A/H2019/20 – Copyright: Phoebe Guo @Peter Xu Studio

Due to its extraordinary nature, it has been granted a special status. Since 2010, its official calendar has hosted the Finest Jewellery Houses that are affiliated to the Federation. This initiative allows for synchronicity of presentations but also enables the history of two sectors with exceptional know-how and both in a state of endless reinvention to be played out in sequence.

The origins of Haute Couture are attributed to Charles Frederick Worth who in 1858 founded the first true Couture House at number 7, rue de la Paix in Paris. Before that Rose Bertin, Marie-Antoinette’s « Fashion Minister » had foreshadowed it, being the first to start freeing up the female body, all the while adorning her creations with embroidery, lace and rose petals.

Following a decision taken on January 23rd 1945, the designation « Haute Couture » became a legally registered designation of origin.

Only those houses and companies that are approved each year by a dedicated commission run by the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture and held under the aegis of the Ministry for Industry may become eligible for it.

Its primary field of interest being handmade work accomplished within these Houses’ workshops, a laboratory for ideas and techniques, a space where creativity can flourish freely : this is Haute Couture, whose international renown has always remained true to itself and has contributed to making Paris fashion capital of the world.

Haute Couture stands out by the uniqueness of original models created each year, and the customization of these models which are then crafted to fit the client’s measurements.

Haute Couture as well as contemporary Haute Joaillerie heckles and sometimes trifles academic forms to adapt to the times. They bring an undeniable sensorial and imaginative supplement in addition to remaining extremely modern, often nourished by new technologies.

 

Haute Couture members

Correspondent members

Guest members

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AELIS
AGANOVICH
AIREI
ALDO MARIA CAMILLO
AMIRI
ANAIS JOURDEN
ANGUS CHIANG
ANREALAGE
ANTON BELINSKIY
ANTONIO GRIMALDI
ARTURO OBEGERO
AURALEE
AVELLANO
AZ FACTORY
AZZARO
BALENCIAGA
BASSCOUTUR
BENJAMIN BENMOYAL*
BIANCA SAUNDERS
BORAMY VIGUIER
BOTTER
BOYAROVSKAYA
BURBERRY
CALVIN LUO
CASABLANCA
CECILIE BAHNSEN
CHARLES DE VILMORIN
CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS
CHRISTOPH RUMPF*
CHRISTOPHE JOSSE
CMMN SWDN
COMME DES GARÇONS
COOL TM
COPERNI
CRAIG GREEN
DAVI PARIS
DAWEI
DOUBLET
EACH X OTHER
EGONLAB.
ENFANTS RICHES DÉPRIMÉS
ERNEST W BAKER
FACETASM
FUMITO GANRYU
GAMUT
GEORGES HOBEIKA
GEORGES WENDELL
GmbH
GRAVALOT
GUO PEI
HED MAYNER
IMANE AYISSI
JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE
JAREL ZHANG
JIL SANDER
JULIE DE LIBRAN
JUNYA WATANABE
JW ANDERSON
KIDILL
KIDSUPER
KIMHEKIM
KOLOR
LAZOSCHMIDL
LGN Louis Gabriel Nouchi
LI-NING
LIBERAL YOUTH MINISTRY
LIBERAL YOUTH MINISTRY
LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN
LUKHANYO MDINGI
MASHAMA
MAZARINE
MR. SATURDAY
NAMACHEKO
NEHERA
OTEYZA
PALOMO SPAIN
PHIPPS
PIGALLE PARIS
RAF SIMONS
RAHUL MISHRA
RALPH RUCCI
REESE COOPER
RHUDE
RVDK RONALD VAN DER KEMP
S.R STUDIO LA. CA.
SADAELS
SANKUANZ
SEAN SUEN
STEVEN PASSARO
SULVAM
SYSTEM
TAAKK
UNIFORME
VAISHALI S
VETEMENTS
WALES BONNER
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
WATARU TOMINAGA
WE11DONE
WHITE MOUNTAINEERING
WINNIE
XUAN
YOSHIOKUBO
YOUTHS IN BALACLAVA
YUIMA NAKAZATO
ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
ZIGGY CHEN
ZUHAIR MURAD