Is Charles de Vilmorin about to be the next big thing in French fashion? The omens seem propitious and judging from the collection video he showed Wednesday evening during Paris couture he certainly has the design chops.
The luxury group has narrowed down close to 1,700 applicants from around the world to 20 semi-finalists. Eight will be selected for the final at the end of February, when they will compete for a prize of 300,000 euros.
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.
Karl Lagerfeld's successor chose a travel theme and a Belle Epoque railway station setting, beneath the majestic skylight of Paris’s Grand Palais, to present a 2019-20 cruise collection that was both classic and modern.
Though founded as a festival of young talent 33 years ago, the Hyères Festival has also grown into one of Europe’s most prestigious photography prizes. This year the president of photography jury is Bettina Rheims.