Fashion news from the French capital
The fashion spotlight is on Paris once again, with a lively Prêt-à-Porter season that will last from Monday 26th of february until Tuesday 6th of March. The eventful fashion schedule will include 79 fashion shows of both historical and emergent labels.
Jacquemus is opening the Fashion Week on Monday with good news: at the end of his fashion show, the designer Simon Porte Jacquemus wore a sweatshirt that announced his future commitment (his #NewJob) in men’s wear domain.
The Parisian Fashion Week will boast the presence of the historical maisons: Christian Dior, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Hermès, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Lanvin, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Maison Margiela, Miu Miu, Comme des Garçons and many others.
Among the English brands: Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney; instead from the United States Thom Browne and Altuzarra reaffirmed their presence in the French capital.
Paul Smith, Mulberry and Emanuel Ungaro will display their collections with a presentation, as well as Céline, which is temporarily on stand-by mode because of the new deal with Hedi Slimane (who will be on stage next September).
Lanvin is also organizing a presentation, while it gets ready for the new owner, the Chinese colossus Fosun.
On the other hand, according to The Business of Fashion, Stella McCartney is going to divorce from the French luxury group Kering, led by François-Henri Pinault.
Dior Eyewear opening ceremony in Avenue Montaigne will make Dior the first brand to open a boutique entirely dedicated to eyewear.
Ralph&Russo -an haute couture label based in London- is going to present its first Ready-to-Wear collection.
The historical brand Paul Poiret is relaunched by the businesswoman Anne Chapelle: the début is expected to be stylistically supervised by the Chinese fashion designer Yiqing Ying.
Many will be the young designers that will be debuting on Parisian catwalks. Among them, the new label Beautiful People is to keep an eye on: led by the Japanese Hidenori Kumakiri, a former pattern-maker chez Comme des Garçons, it will have interesting designs in store for Paris.
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