Week with Haute Couture. Day 5. The Exquisite Valentino Couture Craftsmanship.

by Cashmere Wrap & Macadamia Nuts

As mentioned in previous entries, the art of Haute Couture is closely related to the traditional manufacturing techniques. Lace, embroidery, feathers and decorative buttons make an integral part of Couture creations. Craftsmanship is the best and the most sophisticated, but also truly rare. Nowadays when hardly any clothing, except for the finest, is made in Europe, the Haute Couture is the last fortress of the traditional sewing and embroidery. In a way it is a driving force that keeps tailoring and sewing traditions alive. It is difficult to say what would happen with them, if the high fashion ceased to exist. Maybe we would never see a hand made embroidery or a hand stitched garment outside fashion history museums or on some vintage pieces.