Along with big names like Chanel and Dior, a number of other brands showed their vitality on Tuesday, with Julien Fournié, Stephane Rolland, Alexandre Vauthier and RVDK all presenting their contemporary twist on couture.
John Galliano marked a return to his old neighbourhood on a crisp Wednesday morning, with an impressive statement of his signature deranged beauty in the Marais, where he has resided for almost two decades in Paris.
The menswear collections for next winter presented in London, Florence, Milan and Paris highlighted 10 main trends, notably showcasing an increasingly liberated, hybrid kind of man, his feminine side clearly displayed.
The tent for the Christian Dior couture show on Monday was a giant sculpture of a woman’s torso, announcing the theme of yet another bold and dramatic show by the houseʼs couturier Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Last year, Gap, Pimkie and H&M left the Parisian mid-market commercial thoroughfare, while Parfois and Tezenis came in, ahead of JD Sports and the re-opening of the La Samaritaine shopping centre in spring 2020.
Kim Jones looked back to his youth in London for inspiration for the latest Dior menswear collection, a bold homage to the late great Judy Blame. The result was a stellar show that hit all the right notes.
Starting this February, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) will be hosting an exhibition exploring the influence of the centuries-old art form of classical ballet on modern high fashion.
On Monday, French designer Christophe Josse announced he is cancelling the presentation of his haute couture collection, due to the strikes which have been disrupting transport in the Paris region since early December.
The Paris menswear week is starting on Tuesday in a city still disrupted by strikes. The official calendar features 53 Fall/Winter 2020-21 shows, with another 20 scheduled off-calendar - an unprecedented number.