Original buttons novelty by BUTTONS PARADISE

We often talk about innovations on the Internet. But what about haute couture buttons? How do you define a genuine novelty for sewing buttons? Are they mainly similar or radically different? Whatever kind of buttons they may be, they are key fashion accessories that will make the difference to enhance your outfits and to create this difference, we should refer to them as original buttons. This is what BUTTONS PARADISE wishes to offer you when we speak about innovations, we think originality above all!

boutons colorés sur cuir et feuilles

And for this winter in particular, innovations relate to ultra-chic and tailor-made sets of buttons; here are some examples.

bouton en bois et résine pastelle sur tweed
Bouton Galaxie Pop © BUTTONS PARADISE

The Pop Galaxy button series is handcrafted and ultrafine. These fashion buttons have a delicate roundness and they are composed of colored resins inlayed, in a wood from New Caledonia: the Pittosporum Pentandrum. This wood is extremely lightweight and its colors range from very light beige-pink to intense brown. Its veins are fine and delicate: a pure delight-sewing button for chic and ‘tangy hues’ outfits. The Pop Galaxy buttons can be made in four different sizes: from 20 to 50 mm.

Bouton beige en plusieurs couches de nacre

Also new in this collection: the Placuna button. It is made of mother-of-pearl from an oyster as round as a circle, the Placuna Placenta. This oyster is sought after for its pearls and the quality of its MOP, so fine that it lets the light come through. This is why our ancestors, a few hundred years ago, used this oyster instead of glass, as its shell is translucent. The Placuna button is made of 6 mother-of-pearl layers crimped with gilding at the ends. It captures the reflections of the fabric and it is as beautiful as sunshine. It is a divine jewelry button to wear on a party outfit, a top or jacket in all seasons. Like any luxury handcrafted button, the Placuna button is made to order and is available in two sizes to better highlight the purity of its mother-of-pearl: 40 and 50mm diameter.


Original Haute Couture Buttons

After the launch of its French e-store last October, BUTTONS PARADISE opens up new markets to welcome international clients and fashionistas with an e-shop in English: pizzazz !!! I like by the way this expression from the famous and talented Diana Vreeland (Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue). As you may know, Diana V. often ended her sentences with this happy and resonant word: for me and as I am French, pizzazz simply means great. And yes, it’s great!

Bouton carré avec des formes de fleurs ajourrées
Bouton corne Claustra © BUTTONS PARADISE

It’s great because after a year of strenuous work and research to bring to you some original buttons and fashion accessories, mainly buttons, BUTTONS PARADISE is happy to present its winter 2015-2016 collection.

two square-shaped buttons on silk fabric
Ethno-quattro design button © BUTTONS PARADISE

Indeed, this winter, we offer a collection mainly composed of large buttons, often round but also rectangular or square-shaped buttons. They will become the undisguised sparkle of your day wear or evening outfit … not to mention your key accessories for a bag or a hat that buttons will adorn like a piece of jewelry.

Boutons corne en forme de buchettes géantes
Bouton Ethno-Urbain XXL © BUTTONS PARADISE

Some of you may wonder why BUTTONS PARADISE chooses XXL button sizes to represent what is traditionally the smallest fashion accessory? Simply because big or extra large buttons give a specific and unique touch to your clothing, especially coats. And this winter as you know, the ultra-chic trend is towards oversized coats like those from the eighties and the nineties! We just LOVE them.
Just because this winter in buttons will also be full of luxury and refinement with haute couture buttons collection, the XXL urban-ethnic button will be ideal to give an ultimate look to your coats and hats.

The urban-ethnic button is also the centerpiece of a unique and original necklace: the Canoes necklace, a BUTTONS PARADISE limited edition, so smart.

collier avec des boutons de corne géants
Collier Pirogues © BUTTONS PARADISE

Other trends that you will also discover in our mother-of-pearl design buttons collection, with buttons like the shape of a puzzle! Many of them are ideal for big jumpers and cardigans, especially if you play with button sizes. Absolutely delicious and so trendy!

bouton en nacre en forme de puzzle
Bouton Puzzle de nacre © BUTTONS PARADISE

We hope you will enjoy the new BUTTONS PARADISE collection that dresses and undresses bold and multi-faceted buttons!


Fashion buttons from the Fashion Weeks

gros boutons iconiques lors des fashion weeks
firstVIEW © Victoria Beckham, Fendi, OSMAN

Fashion Weeks are gone for this season. It is now time to pay tribute to the designers who love buttons! Haute couture button trends to catch up with are just beginning and fashion designers are becoming more and more keen to play around the smallest yet the most ‘stratéchic’ fashion accessory.

During the fall 2015-2016 fashion shows, JW Anderson, the young Irish designer, gifted darling of England’s Haute Couture, highlights giant buttons at the heart of his creations:

– A long tunic plays around giant horn buttons, each of them in a different size; a stylish and fancy feast that makes all the difference!

tunique noire avec des boutons corne géants
J.W. Anderson © Farfecht

– A beautiful leather skirt adorns a huge fake vintage-loop style button, pizzazz!

jupe portefeuille en cuir beige avec boucle-bouton géante
J.W. Anderson © The Guardian

– Glamorous metal and shiny buttons on a man’s coat; again, a true boldness and creativity that depict the button like no one.

manteau velour homme avec boutons en métal
J.W. Anderson © Becauselondon

Then comes Marc Jacobs who mixes styles by combining chic and luxurious big buttons on a safari jacket made of superb pure black woolen fabric. Marc Jacobs magnificently overacts to impress us and delight us. Bravo!

saharienne noir avec de gros boutons assortis
Marc Jacobs © Mailonline

Finally, haute couture button trends from highly esteemed fashion designers, Victoria Beckham and Derek Lam that give us a top show:
– Two large horn buttons accessorize a stylish winter culotte-skirt
– Long and lean funnel-neck dress with two big silver-grey buttons, like two pretty brooches!
Again, the surprise is absolute and gives haute couture buttons a central role!

robe noir avec deux gros boutons blancs à la taille
Derek Lam © Trend Council
jupe culotte moutarde avec boutons en corne
Victoria Beckham © AP / Mailonline

In short, you have understood that this winter is all about buttons and this is welcome news indeed!


Haute couture buttons dress code

If we had to tell sewing buttons tales, we would need to praise men as they button up significantly more than the fairer sex! Does this mean there is a dress code for traditional sewing buttons? These illustrations are primarily intended to guide you through the various possibilities in the art of the fashion buttons! And we, BUTTONS PARADISE, we simply adore it!

drawing of a women with sewing button indications

In the first instance let’s celebrate women who wear haute couture buttons in many ways: original iconic single buttons, fancy buttons or why not love and sensual buttons. Indeed what man has not dreamed of unbuttoning the dress or the top of his beloved girlfriend? To do so, it is not more seductive if your buttons are charming, plump to perfection and soft to touch and thus ultra-feminine!

To better guide us, a woman will have on average:
– From 6 to 12 haute couture buttons on a coat
– From 4 to 13 design buttons on a jacket or cardigan
– From 3 to 8 fashion buttons on trousers, on a skirt or a tunic,
– From 6 to 9 high fashion buttons on a blouse or a top.

Regarding men, the average number of sewing buttons tends to increase:
– From 10 to 21 fashion buttons on a coat
– From 6 to 9 fashion buttons on a jacket
– From 1 to 5 sewing buttons on trousers depending on whether or not the pants has back pockets
– For a shirt: from 6 to 12 mother-of-pearl buttons.

drawing of a man with sewing button marks

Finally and for babies or young children, the number of sewing buttons to consider will be:
10 buttons on average for pajamas
– For a sleeping baby bag, 2 sewing buttons
– For a coat, an overcoat, a layette, from 5 to 9 lovely buttons
– For baby pants, 7 to 8 buttons on average.

drawing of a baby with sewing buttons

Fashion buttons in auction!

Someone was bound to think of it: last September, two artists actively participated in an auction sale designed to fund the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and guess what? Some of the works of art that were for sale came from the Loubouton Collection: the ultimate in the art of ‘sewing buttons’…

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