The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has confirmed that French authorities will allow live catwalk shows in July's haute couture season in Paris; and added Pyer Moss as one of its guest members.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
The Paris women's ready-to-wear week scheduled from February 24 to March 3 promises to be an exciting blend of fresh talent and leading names, with debut shows by Noir and Coperni, and a rejuvenated Kenzo.
They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.
Supima, the cashmere of the cotton world, has won a fresh and artistic accolade. On Monday night, French artist Adrien Vescovi unveiled two giant seven-meter high toiles of dyed Supima inside the Palais de Tokyo.