We’re inspired by love this month, and are indulging in romantic fashion. From Paris to Milan, these five designers are bringing to life some of the most romantic, dreamy and sensual looks of 2018. Like something from a book or film, these gowns and accessories are something other-worldly.

1. Valentino

Velentino is unparalleled in his craft. Unbelievably, he seems to make women seem like mythical, beautiful creatures of fiction. At his 2018 Haute Couture show, he used a combination of ethereal materials in different shades to inspire feminine but powerful silhouettes.

 

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Valentino Haute Couture SS18. Getty Images

 

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Valentino Haute Couture SS18. Getty Images

 

2. Rodarte

The Mulleavy Sisters have a knack for creating the most beautiful and romantic gowns. What better setting than thousands of bouquets to create a dreamy runway show at the 2018 Rodarte Haute Couture show in Paris.

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Rodarte Haute Couture AW18. Getty Images

 

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Rodarte Haute Couture AW18. Getty Images

 

3. Elie Saab

The Lebanese designer holds nothing back when it comes to celebrating the female form. Known for his other-worldly wedding gowns and ultra-luxe accessories, Elie Saab has been crafting the most romantic, beautiful gowns since the 90s. His SS18 collection is a medley of satins, lace and gorgeous embroidery.

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Elie Saab, SS18. Getty Images

 

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Elie Saab, SS18. Getty Images

 

4. Gucci

From the fashion brand that can do no wrong, we’re inspired yet again, and transported to a world from another time. Sensitive and nostalgic, Alessandro Michele brought to life something reminiscent of an ’80s love story. Bold colours and contrasting fabrics create a lush, luxe and lovely collection from Gucci.

 

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Gucci Spring/Summer 2018. Getty Images

 

Gucci SS18. Getty Images

 

5. Chanel

This list wouldn’t be complete without Chanel. Has there ever been a fashion house that could capture the beauty of womanhood quite in the same way as this French brand? The Haute Couture SS18 collection is absolutely no exception. With a setting that looks like something from a movie, the clothes elaborate yet soft and feminine.

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Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2018. Getty Images

 

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Chanel Haute Couture SS18. Getty Images

 

What better way to feel inspired than through fashion? Romantic, dreamy and sensual, these creations also inspire love and a sense of nostalgia in us here at Marie Claire. Write to us and let us know which designers inspire love in you.