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.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
A study in contrasts on Saturday morning at Milan Fashion Week, as two key fashion marques played against their reputations. Giorgio Armani showing evening ideas but as daywear, Sportmax revolutionizing its DNA.
LVMH's star label, which was set to show at the close of Paris Fashion Week, has postponed its virtual presentation by one day. The house will now unveil its collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 on Wednesday, March 10.