All the world’s a red carpet, and nowhere more so than at Paris Fashion Week, where Balenciaga staged a runway show that took place, well, on a red carpet. Before the premiere of a Balenciaga meets The Simpsons episode.
Sensuality, sustainability and dramatic style characterize the British brand's collection for next spring, which was presented in Paris on Saturday morning, in the industrial decor of the Garage Amelot.
Water was a clear source of inspiration for designers at this season's Paris Fashion Week, as shown by Issey Miyake's deep dive into a swimming pool and the marine decor chosen by Christian Wijnants and Nina Ricci.
This season, when it came to clothes and accessories, logos were pretty much everywhere at Karl Lagerfeld. This past week the house dropped the latest NFT digitally rendered avatar of Karl. Here's our report.
A major injection of hipness into Hermès this season, and all the better for it. Almost as if the Hermès lady had moved to a loft in Brooklyn or an art gallery in Hackney, or was working on a novel in Ostiense, in Rome.
On the fashion week's fourth day, Paris found itself divided between an increasingly naturalistic approach to fashion, as shown by Chloé, and a more conceptual dimension, notably expressed by Raf Simons.
The problem with deconstruction, a huge movement in fashion, is that while it looks great on runways, it tends to frighten consumers on a clothes rack. Not at Rokh, which staged a great collection Thursday in Paris.
Always admirable to see a great designer celebrate his muse, as Rick Owens did Thursday, opening his show with Michèle Lamy, Rick’s wife, aesthete and one of France’s greatest living contributions to avant-garde culture.
“We are obsessed with technology and all its benefits,” said Sébastien Meyer, one half of the duo that created Coperni. So much so that Meyer and partner Arnaud Vaillant even cast Steve Jobs’ daughter Eve in their show.
The designer staged his second runway show as the creative director of the brand in a minimalist decor in the Bois de Vincennes, where he unveiled a contemporary reinterpretation of the house's iconic codes.