The silence was intense at Balenciaga, for a show held without any soundtrack as Balenciaga returned to haute couture after half a century. The applause, however, was resounding for creative director Demna Gvasalia.
Fashionistas have been predicting the death of haute couture for over decade, but when the next Paris haute couture season debuts next week, it will boast more live catwalk shows than any fashion season this year.
In an industry first, Paris Fashion Week Men and Paris Haute Couture Week are introducing personalised NFTs for their June and July editions, in partnership with digital certification consortium Arianee.
To celebrate Pride Month, several labels have decided to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community with collections festooned with the colours of the rainbow. Among them Puma, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.
The Spring-Summer 2022 men’s fashion week scheduled from June 22-27 in Paris will feature six physical shows, including those by Dior and Hermès, plus the Jacquemus show on June 30, to be staged near the French capital.