Black dresses Autumn Winter 2017

The biannual couture weeks are when fashion’s fantasy takes flight. Wearable proportions and everyday fabrics are eschewed for voluptuous skirts in frothy tulles with impossibly intricate embellishment and enough sparkle to almost outshine the sun. However, it’s not just florals and pastels that reign supreme. There can be a darker side of couture: midnight black lace, spiky appliqué