A festive mood was prevalent in the Fall/Winter 2021-22 collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week on Monday, as Lanvin and Giambattista Valli showcased their sparkling outfits for a night out clubbing.
A busy weekend of action at the virtual Paris Fashion Week, where most of the online videos were shot thousands of miles away from the French capital. We look at five of the most notable houses over this past 48 hours.
No season in fashion since the pandemic hit is complete without the arrival of a show-in-a-box from Jonathan Anderson, both for his own house and for Loewe. Two boxes, one week apart, the second, from Loewe, on Friday.
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
Only Rick Owens could find this vision of Venice, a worn concrete military-style jetty jutting out into a gray Adriatic. Which felt a thousand miles from Piazza San Marco, but was only a 20-minute Riva boat ride away.
Instead of presenting her collection with a simple video, the French designer has produced a website with various films showing how she creates her “eco-futuristic” fashion, an exciting journey into the heart of design.
One has to hand it to Christelle Kocher, one of the hardest working designers in Paris, and a classically minded creator who creates edgy and contemporary clothes that look absolutely right for, well, right now.
One designer who has had an unusual career path is Andreas Aresti, a Queens-born designer who lives in the West Village, produces in Italy and showed his latest collection for Lourdes in Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Dsquared2, Fila and Emilio Pucci injected a dose of cheerful energy into Milan Fashion Week with their riotous presentations, showcasing sophisticated collections liberally sprinkled with sporty notes.