Maybe they should call Paris haute couture, Paris high-end charms. There were nearly 30 official couture shows on the Federation schedule this week, but as many jewelry displays, dinners and exhibitions in Paris.
Balenciaga Couture staged its second show by couturier Demna Gvasalia on Wednesday, and opened its first couture boutique immediately after, amid scenes of intense fandom at the brand’s headquarters on Avenue George V.
Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.
Botter, the duo of Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herreburgh, has won the ANDAM 2022 Grand Prize; as Robert Wun was awarded the Prix Spécial, and Anthony Alvarez of Bluemarble picked up the Pierre Bergé Prize.
This Friday marked the passing of a baton, as Ralph Toledano retires as president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French high fashion’s governing body. He met Fashion Network to consider his tenure.