After an unusual 2020 strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the French luxury giant is relaunching its competition for young designers with a digital semi-final. Applications are open until 28 February.
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.
Ninja survivalist fashion from Marine Serre, in a wonderful video shot in giant clouds of mist and never-ending space and featuring many characters of indeterminate sex. Paris Fashion Week never ceases to surprise.
It’s been a weird year for fashion retail so far and Q2 in particular saw unprecedented global conditions, so it’s no surprise that the new Lyst Index is different from usual with Nike and Birkenstock's riding high.
A strong and coherent image, a good international and online presence, and a certain agility have allowed designer labels to establish their success. This has proved a winning formula but it could evolve with Covid-19.