The American expression 'in the zone' – where everything you do seems to work - best sums up the current career of Jonathan Anderson, who presented a stunning, fresh and thoroughly new collection for the house of Loewe Friday morning in Paris.
No French house seems hotter than Balmain, whose latest show felt more like a celebration than a mere catwalk event. Guests struggled to get into the show – with a large march of pensioners blocking access to the Palais Garnier, the city’s storied opera house.
One felt like an extra in Blade Runner maneuvering past rush-hour pedestrians in a sudden downpour to enter the headquarters of Chloé on a damp morning in Paris. But, once inside, there was an oasis of calm assurance.