Paris’ big debut this season was Charles de Vilmorin at Rochas, the current enfant terrible of French fashion. He made his Wednesday debut with a striking fashion statement, each ensemble radically juxtaposed.
Saint Laurent reconnected with the opulence of Paris Fashion Week at its show on Tuesday evening, revealing a sumptuous collection allowing women to oscillate between chic exuberance and radical freedom.
The label by Christelle Kocher has returned to its roots with a joyous show, featuring classic, laid-back items enhanced with embroidery and sequins, and dropping a collaboration with dating app Tinder.
Two French designers closed the first day of Paris Fashion Week with disruptive yet traditional collections on Monday. Weinsanto offered Alsatian theatricality, while Marine Serre opted for a contemplative video.
Leave it to Maria Grazia Chiuri to invent a new take on her feminist fashion with an intensely sporty, hyper graphic Dior collection for next spring, unveiled Tuesday in Paris, the first full day of Paris Fashion Week.
Following MSGM, a number of new, innovative brands are hitting the Milanese runway, including the likes of Shi.RT, by Aquilano and Rimondi, and Vitelli, headed up by Mauro Simionato and his experimental knitwear.
It was the young brands that offered up the most original runway shows in Milan on Friday, from Act N°1's live chamber orchestra and crinolines, to the hypnotic afterparty-like lighting effects at Sunnei.
In a busy Saturday in Milan, Giorgio went Zen master in his private palazzo, Dolce & Gabbana presented disco damsels, Ermanno Scervino refocused with force and Salvatore Ferragamo had a tricky delivery.
The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54.