One brand that appeared to be gathering momentum is the house of Alaïa, which profited from haute couture week in Paris to present its latest ideas, many mined very literally from the house's unique archives.
Jean-Paul Gaultier bowed out of fashion on Wednesday, the last full day of the Paris haute couture season, with a gigantic show in a storied Paris theatre bringing down the curtains on a 50-year career in fashion.
Carl von Clausewitz was famed for his adage that war is the continuation of politics by other means. This week at Paris Photo and in multiple photo exhibitions, photography is the continuation of politics by other means.
It’s been a busy month for the duo behind Chaos, a chaotically named brand that is anything but chaotic – even if the A in their logo is upside down. Opening both a Galeries Lafayette boutique and Paris pop up at Nous.
A sylvan moment at Chanel, in a show staged in an immense forest remarkably recreated inside the Grand Palais, to present a rich array of snazzy and chic autumnal clothes on the final day of the fashion season.
If there was anything Azzedine Alaïa, the revered designer who died aged 77 this weekend, enjoyed more than actually making clothes, it was a meal with his “family” of supermodels, bold face names, artists and stars.
After a tame opening week in New York, a hyper efficient season in London and some fireworks in Milan, Paris, again, claimed the honours with the majority of the great collections. Here’s our ranking of the top 20 shows.