Paris Fashion Week
This year's ready-to-wear winter collections are all about love and seduction: the delicate balance between what's shown and what isn't. Vaquera has found inspiration in the iconic black latex jumpsuit worn by Maggie Cheung in the 1996 film "Irma Vep" directed by Olivier Assayas. Victor Weinsanto, meanwhile, showcases an extravagant corset-and-cape look for "Emily in Paris" star Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu. Finally, the Love Brings Love exhibition offers a moving homage to late iconic designer Alber Elbaz.
2 Oct 2021
Models walk the runway with the Eiffel Tower in the background as Yves Saint Laurent's live show returns to the Paris Fashion Week. The live shows follow similiar returns at London, Milan and New York fashion weeks this year, after much of the designer world moved online last year thanks to Covid.
8 Dec 2020
The year 2020 will go down in history – although not necessarily for the best reasons! However, back in January, the pandemic wasn’t yet on everyone’s radar, and Paris Fashion Week went ahead as scheduled. People hugged, kissed, and didn’t think twice about hopping on a plane to attend the event. But when France went into lockdown in March, the world of fashion had to reinvent itself, finding new ways to create, consume and communicate.
10 Oct 2020
As the world of fashion mourns the death of Kenzo Takada, Paris once again plays host to real-life fashion shows. Under the leadership of creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Kenzo sounds the alarm over the destruction of global bee populations. At Dior, meanwhile, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the way clothes are now more in the private sphere than ever before. And Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize uses his catwalk show to send home a defiant message: the celebration of his queer identity.
13 Jul 2020
In an online message to mark the start of Paris Fashion Week, British supermodel Naomi Campbell ushered in a new age of digital fashion, while also embracing the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement. In these extraordinary times due to Covid-19, runway fashion shows are banned, with designers instead releasing videos on social media to showcase their collections, directed by an array of impressive names. We take a look at how this form of French soft power is moving with the times.
1 Mar 2020
This year, three strong messages were conveyed at Paris fashion week: at Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri once again flaunts her feminist credentials, Marine Serre embraces recycling, while Dawei advocates for courtesy and respect. The Chinese designer chose to self-quarantine, on the remote off chance he’s brought coronavirus back from Beijing.
20 Oct 2019
A woman jumped on stage to join models at the Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday in Paris's Grand Palais.
2 Oct 2019
Nine-year-old Daisy-May Demetre, whose legs were amputated due to a birth defect, became the first double amputee child to walk the runway in Paris Fashion Week on Friday.
10 Mar 2019
Paris Fashion Week: End of an era for Chanel; the show must go on for other labels.
10 Mar 2019
Louis Vuitton brought Paris Fashion Week to a close with a novel catwalk, building a replica of the pipes and scaffolding exterior of the Pompidou modern art center within the heart of the Louvre.
10 Mar 2018
From environmental awareness to social activism, the Paris 2018 winter ready-to-wear collections are changing the world! Chanel opts for a distinctly autumnal backdrop while vowing to plant 100 trees for each one it cut down.
3 Mar 2018
From 1968 to 2018, this year marks five decades since the May 1968 protests which would revolutionise French society. An inspirational anniversary for designers at Paris Fashion Week, who've channelled that energy into next winter’s ready-to-wear collections.