It felt like a scene from a great classic movie, a spy film or romantic comedy set on the rooftops of Paris at Chanel this morning in Paris. It even had a catwalk crasher, and the real life heroine was Gigi Hadid.
The Spanish Embassy in Paris hosted Leandro Cano's artistic "Ofrenda" collection this season, the Andalusian designer's first presentation in the French capital, for which he collaborated with eight Spanish artisans.
A bare pine floor, unvarnished wooden columns and a few billowing ceiling sails as Sarah Burton stripped back Alexander McQueen to its essentials with a simple set and a brilliant fashion collection for Spring 2020.
Many feel called to fashion; but few are chosen. But one true member of the elect has to be Giambattista Valli, who staged one of his most composed ready-to-wear collections on a balmy Monday in Paris.
In an era obsessed with sustainability, few designers and brands appear better placed to profit from and lead this movement than Stella McCartney, who staged her latest runway show in Paris on a sunny Monday morning.
French cosmetics maker L’Oreal hosted its annual runway show on Saturday featuring an all-star cast of movie stars, singers and supermodels who embodied self-empowerment on the sidelines of Paris Fashion Week.
Few houses are having a greater impact on fashion today than Balenciaga, thanks above all to the tenure of its Georgian émigré creative director Demna Gvasalia, who sent out a musing on arty power dressing on Sunday.
The French luxury house presented a collection that was true to its roots at Paris Fashion Week on on Saturday, spotlighting leather – its core material – and putting exceptional artesanal craftsmanship centre stage.
The Japanese designer constructed his whole collection for next summer around the trench coat, a perennial classic which he deconstructed and dissected in order to reassemble it in an infinite variety of pieces.