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Striking couture trends

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jul 11, 2010 03:10 IST

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BootsUnexpected haute couture trends — skeletons, fringed clothes, and cowboy boots — were seen at the Paris Haute Couture autumn-winter 2010/11 presentation.

Blogsite, The Cut’s Amy Odell noted the trend of "hairy fringe," for instance, which popped up at Dior, Givenchy, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. But designers didn’t just settle for traditional fringes, feathers, and the like, but for an even finer material that resembles human hair.

This was in tune with the label’s creative director, Riccardo Tisci’s rather ‘morbid’ inspiration with many of his dresses looking like embellished skeletons.

Fashion blog Fashionising writes: “Pay careful attention: a motif of bones trickles through the collection in skeletal shapes. We’ve no doubt this work of Tisci’s will bring the theme of subtle Gothic undertones back into strong influence.”

Could the fact that two big names in couture — Chanel and Maison Martin Margiela — integrated cowboy boots into their outfits mean that they are made for walking once again? Trend site Polyvore thinks so. But the most striking ‘accessory remained the towering hair that completed designers’ silhouettes.