Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
Running 23 September to 1 October, the nine-day calendar announced for Paris Fashion Week on Friday promises new creative directors, big name brands and fresh talent, with highlights including Patou's relaunch by LVMH.
The great outdoors are a magnet for space-starved urbanites. As outdoor wear is increasingly directional, FashionNetwork.com explored the OutDoor show to verify if mountain apparel brands are profiting from this trend.
The Japanese brand thrilled its audience with the first runway show of its Homme Plissé line at Paris Fashion Week Men's on Thursday, staging a joyful ballad that took the form of a lively dance in the Place des Vosges.
De Montalivet will be responsible for the progress of the group's BareMinerals, Nars, Laura Mercier and Shiseido brands in the region and leading the company's direction to deliver the corporate global strategy.
The partnership between the Japanese designer and the A-Net group, which managed her ready-to-wear line, is over. While waiting to find a new partner, the label is expected to continue with accessories.
The winter womenswear collections on show in Paris this weekend oscillated between a dark, rocky feel at Haider Ackermann, Balmain and Altuzarra, and a light and polychromatic aesthetic at Issey Miyake and Rahul Mishra.