It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
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.
Moynat creative director Ramesh Nair suffers from a beautiful craze, ideal for a designer; product mania. He built Moynat into a symbol of luxury elegance, and has just launched a new capsule, Bad Dreams.
German luxury marque MCM has appointed Dirk Schönberger to be its new global creative director in a surprise move. Schönberger takes up his new position immediately, and will present his first collection later this year.
With deconstruction at Japanese brand Yohji Yamamoto, androgyny at Haider Ackermann, light airiness at Altuzarra, and delicacy at Indian label Rahul Mishra, Paris Fashion Week celebrated eclecticism over the weekend.
The Paris Fashion Institute returns this fall, with revamped Design Studio courses, tailored to students’ specific needs. One of Europe’s best bespoke fashion courses, PFI, prepares young talent for fashion careers.