Turns out the Paris season’s biggest debut was on a crisp Monday when Yang Li presented his first collection for Chinese luxury marque Shang Xia, a brainy and beguiling high-color hybrid blend of east and west.
All the world’s a red carpet, and nowhere more so than at Paris Fashion Week, where Balenciaga staged a runway show that took place, well, on a red carpet. Before the premiere of a Balenciaga meets The Simpsons episode.
Sensuality, sustainability and dramatic style characterize the British brand's collection for next spring, which was presented in Paris on Saturday morning, in the industrial decor of the Garage Amelot.
Water was a clear source of inspiration for designers at this season's Paris Fashion Week, as shown by Issey Miyake's deep dive into a swimming pool and the marine decor chosen by Christian Wijnants and Nina Ricci.
A major injection of hipness into Hermès this season, and all the better for it. Almost as if the Hermès lady had moved to a loft in Brooklyn or an art gallery in Hackney, or was working on a novel in Ostiense, in Rome.
On the fashion week's fourth day, Paris found itself divided between an increasingly naturalistic approach to fashion, as shown by Chloé, and a more conceptual dimension, notably expressed by Raf Simons.
Dior went into full court press in the first 48 hours of Paris Fashion Week – unveiling its new Cheval Blanc spa, feting its Dior Home and Kids creator Cordelia de Castellane, and unveiling a Miss Dior floral pop-up.
At the event’s inaugural conference, Pascal Morand, executive president of the French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation, presented a software to measure the event's impact, and the federation’s support of new labels.
Fifty years after its first perfume, French label Courrèges, showing on Wednesday at Paris Fashion Week, is starting a new chapter by dropping five fragrances, a return chiming with the label’s renewed fashion presence.