With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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.
No one could fault the latest crop of designer showing, in New York, for effort. In a busy Monday, with almost 30 collections, their arty videos and polished ideas were a reminder of how hard people have been working.
Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
The opening day of Paris haute couture week ended with three experienced designers -- Giambattista Valli, Julie de Libran and Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro -- showing collections that captured the couture's energy.
It says a great deal about the current Covid confusion in fashion weeks when the Paris menswear season for fall 2021, the biggest annual series of menswear collections in the world, began on Tuesday with a teaser.
The house of Saint Laurent returned to Morocco, the home away from home and source of inspiration of its founder Yves, and the setting for a stylish collection by its current creative director Anthony Vaccarello.
Dior released the lookbook and video of its Pre-Fall 2021 collection on Monday and these are definitely not clothes for blushing violets. Clearly Dior expects the good times to roll by in the second half of 2021.
Cartier has debuted a new boutique in central Paris, which reveals the top-shelf jeweler’s new vintage offer of rare watches, and underlines how Paris is slowly, but surely, wakening from the lockdown.