Miuccia Prada didn’t stage any life shows this season in either Milan or Paris, though she did unveil two very carefully crafted videos, especially so in the case of Miu Miu, in Paris at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Kenzo Takada, the first Japanese designer to establish himself in France, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 81, at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving this world during Paris Fashion Week.
Paris Fashion Week loves few things more than a debut, and the biggest inauguration this season was the first French show of Gabriela Hearst, who staged her show to great applause inside the cloisters of the Beaux-Arts.
Jonathan Anderson’s latest show, this week for the Spanish label Loewe, came in an enormous cardboard box. It surely had couriers grumbling throughout Western Europe, even as it delighted editors and fans in equal parts.
Those wanting to behold a pure statement of fashion creation should do their best to catch online the latest collection by Yohji Yamamoto, the sole runway show at Covid-conditioned Paris Fashion Week on Friday.
France has introduced new, tighter restrictions to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, but Parisian trade shows Who's Next, Première Classe, Man/Woman and Silmo are going ahead as planned, starting on October 2.
Marketing metrics firm Retviews has analysed the collections and market strategy of Jacquemus to pinpoint the elements enabling the French label to hold its own against top houses, only 11 years after its creation.