Haute couture shows: highlights from day 2

Christian DiorAs the shows continue, we take a moment to examine the collections that stood out from the rest on the second day of Spring-Summer 2014 haute couture fashion week in Paris: Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli and Alexis Mabille. In an immaculate white setting, Raf Simons presented pieces with precise, geometrical tailoring as well as a wide variety of embroidery. In the springtime spirit, the Italian designer gave expression to floral inspirations through this latest haute couture collection, which, with a number of prints and embroidered patterns echoing the petals of cornflowers or other garden blossoms.