Haute Couture - History
Haute couture is the top tier of womenswear. The term originates from English designer Charles Frederick Worth who established his brand in Paris during 1858. Haute couture belongs to the French language, translating into high fashion, high dressmaking, or high sewing. This type of collection uses high fashion fabrics, and often includes designers creating custom designs for their clients. These designs are defined by tailoring through precise measurements, client's requests, and multiple tryout sessions. Modern haute couture follows several fashion houses who earned their names in this top-tier industry like Chanel, Valentino, Elie Saab and Dior.
History of Haute Couture
They produce couture collections of at least fifty designs every season, showcasing both day and evening wear, while Dior still produces custom designs for their clients. The fashion shows serve as a way to promote a modern brand's image; making it one of the reasons why the haute couture still exists until this day.