It looks like fashion runways are finally about to start warming up. After 15 months of online fashion seasons and virtual catwalks shows, several luxury marques will stage shows on catwalks in the next two months.
Offers for luxury label Ralph & Russo need to be in by April 14, Hilco, which is running the auction of the failed business, said on Monday. And one of its joint administrators spoke of a “high level of interest”.
One brand that appeared to be gathering momentum is the house of Alaïa, which profited from haute couture week in Paris to present its latest ideas, many mined very literally from the house's unique archives.
Tamara Ralph, the designer half of Ralph & Russo, is an Australian couturier currently spending the lockdown far from her UK base. Sydney-born Ralph has found refuge to sketch and create in another city port: Cannes.
One entered the world of supreme fashion fantasy at Valentino on Wednesday night in Paris, the finale of four days of haute couture runway shows and a very clear aesthetic statement on the importance of inclusivity.