No season in fashion since the pandemic hit is complete without the arrival of a show-in-a-box from Jonathan Anderson, both for his own house and for Loewe. Two boxes, one week apart, the second, from Loewe, on Friday.
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
Only Rick Owens could find this vision of Venice, a worn concrete military-style jetty jutting out into a gray Adriatic. Which felt a thousand miles from Piazza San Marco, but was only a 20-minute Riva boat ride away.
Instead of presenting her collection with a simple video, the French designer has produced a website with various films showing how she creates her “eco-futuristic” fashion, an exciting journey into the heart of design.
One designer who has had an unusual career path is Andreas Aresti, a Queens-born designer who lives in the West Village, produces in Italy and showed his latest collection for Lourdes in Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Dsquared2, Fila and Emilio Pucci injected a dose of cheerful energy into Milan Fashion Week with their riotous presentations, showcasing sophisticated collections liberally sprinkled with sporty notes.
There are two opposing camps this season in fashion. One sees women post-lockdown refusing to sacrifice comfort for future; the other, led by Dolce & Gabbana, insists women are desperate for a night on the dancefloor.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.