Balmain’s creative director follows in Chitose Abe and Glenn Martens’ footsteps in taking over Jean-Paul Gaultier’s haute couture collection for one season only. His collection is to be unveiled in July 2022.
The fashion competition has chosen the Belgian designer to head the fashion jury, the director of Atelier Montex (Chanel-owned embroidery specialists) the accessories jury, and Pierre Debusschere the photography jury.
The pandemic is almost behind us, and designers are celebrating a return to normal life with light, joyous, sensual outfits, judging from the summer 2022 women’s collections shown in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Not even a year and a half after Jean Paul Gaultier bid farewell to the catwalks, the house he founded will relaunch into ready-to-wear with a collab collection with five designers including Ottolinger and Palomo Spain.
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.
New names, including Afterhomework, Ottolinger, A.W.A.K.E, as well as promising emerging labels like Marine Serre, Victoria/Tomas, Anrealage and Koché, made for an electrifying opening to the Paris season on Tuesday.
The French runway season will start one day earlier in September, with Christian Dior opening the season with an early afternoon on Monday, September 24, according to the official calendar released Wednesday afternoon.