One day after the Centre Pompidou announced plans to stage fashion exhibitions inside the giant museum of contemporary art, it was instructive to attend the latest collection by Iris van Herpen on Monday in Montmartre.
Fashion loves nothing more than a debut; and haute couture doubly so. Hence, one could almost touch the sense of anticipation at Schiaparelli on Monday morning for the couture debut of Texas-born Daniel Roseberry.
Nice to spend a Sunday morning in the presence of grown ups. To witness a display of classical couture, where cut and silhouette were the basis of a truly refined collection by veteran American couturier Ralph Rucci.
The menswear collections for next summer presented in London, Florence, Milan and Paris between June 8 and 23 showcased 10 main trends, centred around a relaxed, elegant style suitable for torrid climes.
Dutch designer Sander Lak, who usually presents his collections in New York, chose Paris as the venue for his first ever menswear runway show on Sunday, playing with the contrast between delicate summer and harsh winter.
One menswear brand seemingly on the rise is Dunhill, formerly a sleeping beauty in the Richemont luxury conglomerate, with creative director Mark Weston unveiling his most compelling collection yet in Paris on Sunday.