Live fashion finally returned to France on Thursday when Simon Porte Jacquemus staged a rather wondrous show where a beautiful cast marched through a giant field of bearded wheat in the Val-d’Oise, northwest of Paris.
Jacquemus has announced plans to stage an actual live runway show in a secret Paris location next week, making it the first physical catwalk event by a deisgner in the city since France went into lockdown.
A strong and coherent image, a good international and online presence, and a certain agility have allowed designer labels to establish their success. This has proved a winning formula but it could evolve with Covid-19.
We all still remember the fashion show she staged at last June's Pitti Uomo, which featured featured 3,500 guests. This Friday, instead, Carine Roitfeld is organizing an amfAR fashion show of confined models on YouTube.
The latest Lyst Index comes in the middle of the biggest crisis to hit fashion in decades. And the luxe search giant said the impact of Covid-19 was felt in the quarter, affecting what people searched for.
The LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers has called off the final of this year’s event, and instead plans to direct its prize money into a fund for young designers, the latest cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Paris menswear week is starting on Tuesday in a city still disrupted by strikes. The official calendar features 53 Fall/Winter 2020-21 shows, with another 20 scheduled off-calendar - an unprecedented number.
54 fashion houses will show in Paris between 14 and 19 January. Although Celine may be sitting this one out, five new brands will be stopping by for the first time, while Jacquemus and Givenchy are making their return.