A divided Paris: on one side, the unrestrained luxury of Fashion Week's catwalks; on the other, violent clashes over the death of a young man at the hands of a police officer. It's not a dystopian novel, but reality. The city presents a serene façade of fashion, with trends of quiet luxury, new masculine forms, and eccentric couture. The industry, though connected to the surrounding reality, doesn't come to an abrupt halt. Yet, it's understandable that some raise an eyebrow at the narrative of luxury without awareness of the context, but Paris, amidst Fashion Week and protests: the ethically dramatic aftermath of "the show must go on"
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As the Haute Couture Week comes to an end, have a look at what went down in Paris. Again, for Summer 2023, Haute Couture returns in all its glory, reminding us that fashion is a dream machine. We often wonder what the task of fashion is. Perhaps the best answer is that there is no answer. Fashion is a complex device that helps us see beyond the barriers of everyday life. A superfluous game, perhaps. But human beings live on the superfluous. As Professor Keating said in Dead Poets Society, "poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."