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 market has evolved greatly in recent years, transforming the design process and the way fashion start-ups are created. FashionNetwork.com looks at the advantages emerging designers have, and the hurdles they face.
A love letter to Parisians, Parisiennes and their obsession with shopping at Balenciaga, delivered on a giant city street, where the models marched as if desperately late for an appointment or a romantic tryst.
Some two weeks into the fashion season, designers who truly understand the concept of avant garde tailoring and a certain insurrectionary air, albeit with a hopeful tinge, dominated the past two days in Paris.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.