Couture week is only a few weeks away, but some last minute additions are still being added. WWD reports that Maison Rabih Kayrouz has joined the schedule as a fully-fledged member. The label was initially invited to show couture as a guest in 2016.
For context, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (couture’s governing body) has tight rules for gaining couture status. Some of the criteria includes showing two couture collections a year, producing pieces made by hand, and employing a certain number of people in one’s ateliers. However to keep things fresh, the Chambre invites guests to show each season. Some big-name players have been longtime guests, including Iris Van Herpen and Zuhair Murad. This year Balmain is invited.
With any luck this will get some more eyes on the Rabih Kayrouz, which honestly looks like a lot of fun. Last season the label had a diverse runway with women of all ages. The collection featured some fun juxtapositions as well — utilitarian fabrics like heavy wool were used for gowns, while classic tailoring was tweaked with unexpected design details.
Spring 2019 couture week takes place January 21st, and runs through the 24th.
Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the latest fashion news and juicy industry gossip.
More from my site
- Look Inside Dior’s Storied Atelier
Dior is opening its atelier to the public for the first time ever, from now through Sunday evening. The hôtel particulier at 30 Avenue Montaigne is normally off limits to all but […]
- See Stunning Photos From Inside Dior’s New Fashion Exhibit
Last year marked the house of Dior’s 70th anniversary, and a series of exhibits popped up globally in celebration. As it so happens there is a continued appetite for all-things Dior, […]
- Julie de Libran Is Out as Creative Director at Sonia Rykiel
Julie de Libran, creative director of Sonia Rykiel, has left the company. WWD broke the news, adding that the company has been in steady financial decline for years and is looking for […]
- 20 Gift Ideas for the Women in Your Life
Moms, sisters, aunts, friends — there are a lot of ladies in your life in need of gifts this season, and these ones will be exactly what they’re looking for. Or maybe exactly […]
- 10 Wellness Gifts For a Healthy Holiday Season
The holidays can be a stressful time of year. So what better gift to give to loved ones than a little helping hand in the wellness department? These gifts will leave everyone on your […]
- 15 Standout Pieces From WGACA’s $1.7 Million Christie’s Auction
On September 18, vintage retailer What Comes Around Goes Around (WGACA) celebrated their 25th anniversary with a special auction at Christie’s in New York. The auction featured over […]
- Shoshanna Celebrates 20th Anniversary (and We Officially Feel Old)
Has it really been 20 years since Shoshanna and its radically inclusive approach to fit and sizing emerged on the fashion scene? Indeed! On the brand’s 20th anniversary, its founder […]
- Alber Elbaz Finally Explains Those Colorful Bow Ties
Many in the fashion industry were heartbroken when Alber Elbaz stepped away from Lanvin in 2015. But thanks to a new collaboration with LeSportsac, the jovial designer with the […]
- Christian Lacroix Blames Oedipus for All These ’80s Fashion Revivals
It has been 10 years since Christian Lacroix shuttered his couture business and walked away from the label that bears his name. And yet, his creations, especially those from his ’80s […]
- See Stunning Images From Inside Rodarte’s New Fashion Exhibit
The work of Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designer sisters behind Rodarte, are known for exquisitely beautiful work, and a recognizable, detailed aesthetic. With that in mind, one can […]