Next summer’s womenswear collections showcased in New York, London, Milan and Paris – digitally and on the catwalks - were heavily influenced by life in lockdown, hankering for comfort, minimalism and inclusion.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Four years after the event’s launch, the schedule for New York’s standalone menswear fashion week’s upcoming spring season has revealed a severely reduced line-up, clearly impacted by calendar shifts and lost funding.
It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
One day Akris should really stage a haute couture show, because the latest ready-to-wear collection from this Swiss house looked far more like couture than many of the collections staged during that official season.
Albert Kriemler, the designer and driving force behind Akris, has always had a fondness for applied artists. This season he riffed on a particularly special one – Alexander Hayden Girard, the star of a retrospective l...