The clothes are still snug and cosy, but fashion designers are now dreaming of outings and parties, judging from the womenswear collections for next winter presented virtually in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
A festive mood was prevalent in the Fall/Winter 2021-22 collections unveiled at Paris Fashion Week on Monday, as Lanvin and Giambattista Valli showcased their sparkling outfits for a night out clubbing.
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.
This year's event featured a free, digital format and included talks from FashionNetwork.com's own editor-in-chief Godfrey Deeny, M Missoni creative director Margherita Missoni and Giambattista Valli, among others.
Few people play as pivotal a role in Italian fashion as Raffaello Napoleone, the chief executive officer of Pitti Imagine, whose twice-a-year menswear salon is, to many people, the top-ranked fashion salon anywhere.
The house of Giambattista Valli has appointed Charlotte Werner to be its new Chief Executive Officer, as the house’s recent investor Artémis helps to boost the management of the critically acclaimed couturier and house.
A strong and coherent image, a good international and online presence, and a certain agility have allowed designer labels to establish their success. This has proved a winning formula but it could evolve with Covid-19.
The Paris haute couture collections, to most fashion aficionados the ultimate expression of creative fashion, debuts in Paris on Monday morning, with the first digital season in the world’s greatest fashion capital.