Aug 23, 2016
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Fashion: three designers to watch for this fall

Aug 23, 2016

In 2015 and 2016, the fashion world appeared to be playing a game of musical chairs, ushering in radical changes and a variety of new perspectives for the major labels concerned. The first collections of some of these new designers will be presented in the course of the 2017 spring-summer shows to be held in Paris this September and October. In short, all eyes will be on the French capital. Here's a roundup of key events scheduled for this fall.

Maria Grazia Chiuri will present her first collection for Dior at the next Paris Fashion Week. - ©AFP / Miguel Medina
Maria Grazia Chiuri

Newly appointed as creative director for Dior, the Italian designer will present her first collection for the luxury bran

Anthony Vaccarello

The Belgian designer became the driving force for renewal at Yves Saint Laurent Paris, following the departure of the previous artistic director Hedi Slimane last April. Taking over from Slimane, who did much to reposition the French brand, will represent a considerable challenge for Anthony Vaccarello. His first show for the luxury French fashion house will also be the center of attention, because it will doubtless be an introduction to a new look that is expected to replace Slimane's somber rock style with a simpler, sensual and more feminine silhouette.

If the schedule for Paris Fashion Week allows, Yves Saint Laurent may opt to make a splash by holding its show on the first day so as to focus the spotlight on its new artistic director.

Bouchra Jarrar will sign off on her first collection for Lanvin in the next series of ready-to-wear shows - ©AFP / Miguel Medina

Bouchra Jarrar

The third major French fashion house to rethink its artistic direction, Lanvin has called on the services of French designer Bouchra Jarrar, who took charge ofwomen's wear collections when she replaced Alber Elbaz. The forty-year-old, who has collaborated with such major labels as Christian Lacroix and Balenciaga, will take center stage when she presents her first collection for Lanvin, which has been hotly anticipated by the public and business professionals alike.

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