Balenciaga Couture staged its second show by couturier Demna Gvasalia on Wednesday, and opened its first couture boutique immediately after, amid scenes of intense fandom at the brand’s headquarters on Avenue George V.
Paris couture has rarely had as many indie couturiers, ranging from a giant like Giorgio Armani to local couture houses like Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier. The common denominator is they do their own thing.
The maison closed the first day of shows with the celebration of its 10th anniversary on the Haute Couture calendar at Place Vendôme, with a festive collection of more than 50 colorful and voluminous looks.
Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.
Dressed up but laid back, cheerful and light-hearted. These were the bywords adopted by fashion designers for next summer, embodied in the menswear collections showcased on the London, Florence, Milan and Paris runways.
The German sportswear brand is set to present a show in New York and the metaverse on September 13. The collection designed by creative director June Ambrose will include a mix of Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 pieces.
All about the power of inspiration at Max Mara cruise, in a collection motivated by a Natália Correia, the Portuguese free-thinker, arty grand dame and café society star, presented with flourish in Lisbon on Tuesday.