Couture Revolution: The Accessories We Did Not Expect to See on the Runway

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Paris Couture Week kicked off yesterday and already we’re seeing a fashion revolution emerge on the runway. Last night, Vetements and Ulyana Sergeenko debuted a range of accessories that we would have never thought we’d see on a couture runway, all of which elevated the urban and de-mystified the haute.

Below, Savoir Flair runs through the most noteworthy and unlikely pieces of the first day of Fall 2016 Couture Week.

Fisherman Boots

Inspiration for Vetements’ Fall 2016 Couture accessories came from the unlikeliest of places: fisherman boots. The ultra tall, rubber footwear seems to have been the starting point for the Gvasalia brothers’ answer to the thigh-high boot trend. Created in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, these shiny satin numbers are as luxurious as boots can get.

Helmet Hats

Ulyana Sergeenko knows street style; the designer herself is a frequently photographed star of fashion blogs. Her love for show-stopping accessories carried through to her Fall 2016 Couture collection, for which she created stylish Vespa helmet-inspired hats as evening accessories to accompany multiple looks.

Helmets as Handbags

Sergeenko didn’t stop at helmet hats and took the accessories one step further, using them as handbags.

Suspender Belts

Leotards as haute-couture outfits? Sergeenko says yes and also finds a way to top that by using suspenders as belts.

Promo Hats

By now we all know that, where Vetements leads, the fash crowd follows. If you had your doubts about the current dad-hat  trend, you’ll be happy to know that the Gvasalia brothers are suggesting a new style for the coming season: promo hats.

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Belts for Days

Clothing and boots were not the only oversized things on the Vetements runway. The brand’s new belts seemed to go on for days and hung behind the models untucked.

Juicy Couture Evening Gloves

Spotting Juicy Couture tracksuits on a couture runway is one thing, but Juicy Couture evening gloves? Vetements sure knows how to get people talking.

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