Fashionistas have been predicting the death of haute couture for over decade, but when the next Paris haute couture season debuts next week, it will boast more live catwalk shows than any fashion season this year.
The Spring-Summer 2022 men’s fashion week scheduled from June 22-27 in Paris will feature six physical shows, including those by Dior and Hermès, plus the Jacquemus show on June 30, to be staged near the French capital.
The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has confirmed that French authorities will allow live catwalk shows in July's haute couture season in Paris; and added Pyer Moss as one of its guest members.
The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
Theyskens was named creative director of the Parisian luxury house in February, and started working during France’s lockdown period. On Monday, he presented a collection highlighting Azzaro’s atelier work and heritage.