Haute couture 2024: Parisian fashion melds timeless elegance with contemporary narratives, epitomizing luxury and artistic expression. Couture reflects enduring marriages, embracing a slower rhythm and emotive narratives. Designers like Daniel Roseberry, Kim Jones, and Virginie Viard showcase poetic simplicity and emotional depth, while Pieter Mulier celebrates beauty at Maison Alaïa. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Giorgio Armani infuse vibrant hues and Eastern motifs, while John Galliano's Maison Margiela collection shocks with raw emotion—a testament to fashion's depth
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"
The best from Paris Fashion Week
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."
The Paris Haute Couture Fall 2022 Fashion Week has the ancient face of elitism
From Nicolas Ghesquière’s revisiting of 1920s trends to Virginie Viard’s 1980s-inspired collection, Paris Fashion Week looked at the past to gather inspiration for a sophisticated future. Did designers find the balance between all-time classics and unseen innovation? Find out below
Haute Couture: a bridge between past and future. All the highlights of this season
Home run! Overall, it was a great season for designers showcasing at Paris Fashion Week. Let's discover why...
The heritage left by Elsa Schiaparelli is magnificently cumbersome, but with sensitivity and great boldness it’s possible to make some suitable tributes