The Paris menswear season hadn’t quite ended, and the haute couture season has not begun. Nonetheless, the city witnessed two striking women’s ready-to-wear shows by Paco Rabanne and Alaïa on Sunday evening.
Arthur Robert gathered inspiration from the surf culture of the Southwestern coast of France along with elements of the American Wild West to create his first collection presented at Tranöi on Thursday.
Scandi fashion, which has been all the rage this past decade, finally made it onto a Paris runway Thursday lunchtime, doing so with a power puffer, super-hero show by Rains. Elsewhere, we review Rick Owens and Uniforme.
Paris jeweler Fred welcomed back a key family member of its heritage on Wednesday, the dramatic brilliantly yellow Soleil d’Or diamond, whose 100-plus carats make it one of the rarest stones on the planet.
Ever since it opened during last month fashionistas, fans and tourists have chorused that the retrospective Thierry Mugler: Couturissime inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is essential viewing.
One must-see community in Paris Fashion Week is Sphere, a combination of showroom, presentation space and video display of vital young talents that present in the French Capital – especially this year.
Always admirable to see a great designer celebrate his muse, as Rick Owens did Thursday, opening his show with Michèle Lamy, Rick’s wife, aesthete and one of France’s greatest living contributions to avant-garde culture.
At the event’s inaugural conference, Pascal Morand, executive president of the French Haute Couture and Fashion Federation, presented a software to measure the event's impact, and the federation’s support of new labels.