Paris Fashion Week – The presentation of the spring/summer collections is already in full swing. Every year they are already presented in September at the Paris Fashion Week to open the “Fashionmonth”. Also this year the shows have more than exceeded the expectations of the visitors. After over a year of suspension in the fashion industry due to the ongoing pandemic, everyone was looking forward to the opening like little kids at Christmas. Finally sitting in the front row again and being part of the fashion elite of France! For those who are sadly unable to do so, we’ve rounded up all the highlights and most popular shows of Paris Fashion Week in September 2021 in this article.
Paris Fashion Week: Dior, Hermès and Co.
Paris Fashion Week sets the tone when it comes to fashion. New trends are created here and old trends are brought back to life. Old-established French haute couture and prêt-à-porter labels have their permanent place in the hierarchy of designers. Brands like Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Givenchy present their latest collections, which you can admire here, in this article. If Parisian fashion is not enough for you, you can visit our Fashion Week XXL article here.
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Hermès: Fashion show at the airport
The Hermès show was once again something very special. On an airfield in Paris, the models walk in halls equipped with partitions, in a golden glow. Held in earthy tones, the collection is presented quite simply and, it seems, without much effort by the models. The highlight of the show is clearly the end: behind the models, who have taken up their positions in front of an open gate for the final pose, a plane lands on the runway. See for yourself in this video!
Givenchy: Fashion show in a military outfit
Military cuts, broad shoulders and narrow waists from the forties, greens and blacks – A collection with an explosion of ideas and a collaboration with artist Josh Smith. Head designer Matthew M. Williams shows his third ready-to-wear collection based on his ideas for his next haute couture collection. Streetwear looks were created that show Matthew M. Williams love for texture and surface.
Saint Laurent: Romantic show under the stars
Finally – after numerous fashion films in nature, due to the still ongoing pandemic, the Eiffel Tower finally shines again in the night sky of Paris. Typical French colors – blue, white and red, mark the collection, center of which visibly represents Paloma Picasso, a Renaissance woman whose lifestyle was the inspiration for head designer Anthony Vaccarello. Let yourself be enchanted by the romanticism of Paris at night in this video.
Dior: board game or fashion show?
At this year’s presentation of the Dior women’s collection designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, it’s hard to tell if you’re in a 70s game show, a life-size board game or in the middle of a fashion show. Angular and straight cuts, bustier tops and small suits are reminiscent of the fashion of the 60s, which are revived in this collection. Bright and graphic colors complete the illusion, you feel transported back in time.
Balenciaga: The guests as show highlight
Demna Gvasalia – a genius of fashion and installation. The designer presented Balenciaga’s latest collection directly on the red carpet, skipping the catwalk step. At this premiere, the guests are the show – a dream of Gvasalia’s that is finally coming true with this collection. For the “real” guests there was a special highlight as a premiere, Balenciaga collaborated for an exclusive episode with The Simpsons, which was also shown at the end of the reception. The whole episode and all the information about it, you can find here!
Louis Vuitton: Fashion show at the Louvre in Paris
Dozens of chandeliers adorn the Passage Richelieu of the Louvre – Nicolas Ghesquière enchants his audience with 19th century silhouettes paired with modern elements. Instead of heavy petticoats, the models exude a lightness created by the break between business blazer and dress. Already at Balenciaga and now at Chanel, Nicolas Ghesquière proves his talent for design.
Chanel: flashes for the models
Revisiting the 80s and 90s, flashing lights on the catwalk and supermodels. With this Chanel collection, designer Virginie Viard captures the spirit of the glamour of the time. Everything – not only the staging, also the accessories in Chanel N°5 flacon form up to the music points to the era of the 90s. Unlike usual, the models do not look stern and without any emotion straight down from the elevated catwalk, instead they smile into the cameras and show the joy of wearing the black and white bodysuits.
Miu Miu: The new generation workwear
This collection appeals to the young business women who can’t carry on as before after the pandemic. The pencil skirt and blazer get a new, cooler and more contemporary look. Norms and dress codes are being challenged, a continuation of the already ongoing fashion revolution. Even the guests got to feel the back to work spirit, they got to sit in ergonomic office chairs. Watch the whole show here!
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