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.
Next summer’s womenswear collections showcased in New York, London, Milan and Paris – digitally and on the catwalks - were heavily influenced by life in lockdown, hankering for comfort, minimalism and inclusion.
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.
The flags chosen as the theme of the Florentine menswear show, which opens on Tuesday, symbolise the diverse, international range of exhibitors of this winter session, featuring major names and special events.
Following in the footsteps of the stars of Parisian fashion, a new generation of designers was also busy making a name for itself on Tuesday, with shows from Anrealage, Afterhomework, Victoria/Tomas, Dawei and Mazarine.
LVMH has created a special new prize for young designers named after Karl Lagerfeld, whose own career was ignited by winning an award. The LVMH Prize's Special Prize will now be known as the Karl Lagerfeld Prize.
Luxury conglomerate LVMH has pushed back the final of its much-watched LVMH Prize to September, the first time the award ceremony will take place in autumn; on September 4 in Paris, inside the Fondation Louis Vuitton.