Parisian trade shows are back with fresh verve. Tranoï is returning to Palais Brongniart, Première Classe promises a pre-pandemic atmosphere again, and Woman will be staged at Oddity, a venue in central Paris.
African fashion is this month’s headline act, notably championed by Balenciaga and Virgil Abloh, with Friday’s Parisian show organised by Africa Fashion Up, and Afro Fashion Week scheduled in Milan on September 23-26.
September’s Paris Fashion Week will feature a total of 92 houses, as Paul Smith and Raf Simons return, and scores of brands plan physical shows on the calendar of the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.
The International Woolmark Prize, which is one of fashion’s most prestigious awards, has ramped up its publicity drive with the release of a 2021 video campaign created by Solange Knowles' Saint Heron agency.
Paris may be dominated by giant boldface-name luxury fashion marques, but a key to keeping the City of Light at the top of the heap when it comes to fashion capitals is the ability to discover exciting new talent.
The BFC unveiled its newly-digital Fashion Awards on Thursday evening and instead of just replacing the usual live event with an online version, it changed the format to reflect the huge change happening in 2020.