Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Paris had scores of presentations this season as many houses skipped runway events and organized appointments with designers, offering a chance to meet creators from the bohemian Marais to the posh 16th arrondissement.
With the line between women and men increasingly blurred in society, leave it to Nicolas Ghesquière to develop a fashion vernacular that addressed that slowly melting division in the final show at Paris Fashion Week.
Few designers in Paris are more committed - culturally and politically - than Mossi, the winner of the latest prestigious ANDAM award, and a creator whose whole raison d'être is about building a more just society.
The program will provide those selected with business-building bootcamp, one-on-one mentorship, monetary funding including grants, and a shot at pitching their company to industry experts, investors and Sephora leaders.
Designing denim would not normally seem the most apt way to become the designer at one of France’s great couture houses, but it is the career path of Matthew M. Williams, who debuted at Givenchy on Sunday
One house gaining lots of traction is Schiaparelli, where couturier Daniel Roseberry unveiled his latest ready-to-wear ideas on Sunday in a photo shoot he shot himself of his favorite Paris morning walk.
Paris Fashion Week loves few things more than a debut, and the biggest inauguration this season was the first French show of Gabriela Hearst, who staged her show to great applause inside the cloisters of the Beaux-Arts.
Jonathan Anderson’s latest show, this week for the Spanish label Loewe, came in an enormous cardboard box. It surely had couriers grumbling throughout Western Europe, even as it delighted editors and fans in equal parts.
Those wanting to behold a pure statement of fashion creation should do their best to catch online the latest collection by Yohji Yamamoto, the sole runway show at Covid-conditioned Paris Fashion Week on Friday.
Without a creative director since 2017, Emilio Pucci is rethinking its creative strategy by bolstering its studio. For summer 2021, it revealed a strong collection, enriched by Tomotoka Koizumi's capsule collection.