The clothes are still snug and cosy, but fashion designers are now dreaming of outings and parties, judging from the womenswear collections for next winter presented virtually in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
If the pandemic has underlined anything in high fashion it is which creative director is the most 360 contemporary designer. That honor falls to Maria Grazia Chiuri, who unveiled a video show for Dior on Monday.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
The house of Alaïa has chosen Pieter Mulier, the former longstanding right-hand man of Raf Simons, to be its creative director, taking on one of the most prestigious positions in international fashion.
Fashionistas love nothing more than a debut; and the biggest this season at an established luxury fashion house was the inauguration of Kim Jones at Fendi with a Bloomsbury-inspired collection in the Paris Bourse.