Paris Fashion Week opened on Monday 23 September, and the Première Classe, Woman, Tranoï and Splash trade shows will follow suit at the end of the week, attracting buyers who came to the French capital for the event.
It was a mixed bag for men’s fashion trade shows this season. Among the livelier trade shows, Man and Welcome Edition, and the quieter Tranoï, the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair was pleased with its Paris debut.
One entered the world of supreme fashion fantasy at Valentino on Wednesday night in Paris, the finale of four days of haute couture runway shows and a very clear aesthetic statement on the importance of inclusivity.
The next sessions of the Parisian fashion trade shows will start on Friday June 21, featuring the well-established Tranoï and Man/Woman events, as well as the maiden Parisian edition of Danish show CIFF.
Ralph Lauren has announced the launch of “Design the Change”, its new citizenship and sustainability strategy, outlining 16 goals aiming to drive progress in the company’s commitment to ecological and social causes.
If any designer is surely worthy of a biopic it must be Diane von Furstenberg. A beautiful multi-career change designer, who married a prince at 18; invented the wrap dress; and was New York’s It Girl of the 1970s.