The international runway season ended this week after four weeks of shows in four fashion capitals. This season, we pick the 12 most important from live catwalk shows in Europe, with New York closed to foreign editors.
Turns out the Paris season’s biggest debut was on a crisp Monday when Yang Li presented his first collection for Chinese luxury marque Shang Xia, a brainy and beguiling high-color hybrid blend of east and west.
The understated Chinese luxury label, bought by the Exor holding company at the end of 2020, has taken a more directional turn by naming young designer Yang Li as creative director, and will show in Paris on October 4.
The Paris women's ready-to-wear week scheduled from February 24 to March 3 promises to be an exciting blend of fresh talent and leading names, with debut shows by Noir and Coperni, and a rejuvenated Kenzo.
"Made in China" may still evoke more off the rack than catwalk, but Chinese designers are slowly installing themselves in Paris, the fashion capital, as a part of an upscale march towards the lucrative luxury market.
Courrèges, Ellery, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Paco Rabanne, Valentin Yudashkin and Yang Li are the six new members joining the Chambre Sydnicale (French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Des...