Day two of Paris haute couture featured 11 brands on the calendar, opening with gutsy retro chic by Chanel, but most couturiers, with far less resources, showed contemplative clothes, created quietly during confinement.
Talk about a concise couture concept. Chanel unveiled its latest haute couture collection on Tuesday online, a stylish video that referenced the legendary Paris nightclub Le Palace in just one minute and 22 seconds.
Jean Touitou, the founder of cool and quirky Paris brand A.P.C., has issued a long open letter to the fashion industry, defending calling off his Paris runway show in March and calling for a great sense of community.
Tamara Ralph, the designer half of Ralph & Russo, is an Australian couturier currently spending the lockdown far from her UK base. Sydney-born Ralph has found refuge to sketch and create in another city port: Cannes.
CEOs and designers in Paris fashion are praising Emmanuel Macron for taking decisive action this week in the struggle to control corona virus, even as the industry braces for a disastrous second quarter.