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.

Haute Couture Schedules

Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2021 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Automne/Hiver 2020/21 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2020 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Fall/Winter 2019/20 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2019 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Fall/Winter 2018/19 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Spring/Summer 2018 Finished See fashion shows

Haute Couture

Fall/Winter 2017/18 Finished

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
ALDO MARIA CAMILLO
AMIRI
ANAIS JOURDEN
ANDREA CREWS
ANGUS CHIANG
ANREALAGE
ANTON BELINSKIY*
ANTONIO GRIMALDI
ARTURO OBEGERO*
AURALEE
AVELLANO
AZ FACTORY
AZ FACTORY
AZZARO
BASSCOUTUR*
BENJAMIN BENMOYAL
BLUE MARBLE
BORAMY VIGUIER
BOTTER
BOYAROVSKAYA*
CALVIN LUO*
CASABLANCA
CECILIE BAHNSEN
CERRUTI 1881
CHARLES DE VILMORIN
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
GmbH
GUO PEI
HED MAYNER
IMANE AYISSI
JAREL ZHANG
JIL SANDER
JULIE DE LIBRAN
JUNYA WATANABE
JW ANDERSON
KIDILL*
KIDSUPER
KIMHEKIM
KOLOR
LAZOSCHMIDL
LGN LOUIS-GABRIEL NOUCHI
LI-NING
LITKOVSKAYA*
LUDOVIC DE SAINT SERNIN
MASHAMA
MAZARINE*
NAMACHEKO
NEHERA*
OTEYZA
PALOMO SPAIN
PHIPPS
PIGALLE PARIS
RAF SIMONS
RAHUL MISHRA
RALPH&RUSSO
REESE COOPER
RHUDE
RR331
RVDK RONALD VAN DER KEMP
S.R STUDIO LA. CA.
SADAELS*
SANKUANZ
SEAN SUEN
SULVAM
SYSTEM
TAAKK
ULYANA SERGEENKO
UNIFORME
VALETTE STUDIO*
VETEMENTS
WALES BONNER*
WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
WATARU TOMINAGA
WATARU TOMINAGA
WE11DONE
WHITE MOUNTAINEERING
XUAN
YOSHIO KUBO
YUIMA NAKAZATO
ZADIG & VOLTAIRE
ZIGGY CHEN
ZUHAIR MURAD
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