If any brand made an impact in Paris this past weekend it has to be Birkenstock, the venerable German shoemaker, which held a garden party and elaborate presentation attracting the great and the good of men’s fashion.
No show this season for the label helmed by Demna Gvasalia. On the top-level of a parking lot in Batignolles, the Vetements team whipped together a large photo exhibition paired with a concert and champagne.
One hesitates to consider the budget for flights this season for the Kenzo runway show, seeing as the half the cast of some 80 all-Asian models, were flown in from the east especially for this men’s and women’s show.
His shopping habits, private archives, old record collections and trips to fish markets were some of the inspirations for Sir Paul Smith’s latest collection, and that turned out to be a very good thing.
Dilan Lurr and his sister Lezan presented their Namacheko menswear line in Paris on Friday, which they say is partly an expression of their journey of having to leave Iraq and adapting to their adopted country of Sweden.