Fendi brought down the curtain on major shows in the fall/winter haute couture season on Thursday, after five days of shows, that even included a proud and punchy ready-to-wear collection by Vetements on the final day.
Balenciaga Couture staged its second show by couturier Demna Gvasalia on Wednesday, and opened its first couture boutique immediately after, amid scenes of intense fandom at the brand’s headquarters on Avenue George V.
Paris couture has rarely had as many indie couturiers, ranging from a giant like Giorgio Armani to local couture houses like Stephane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier. The common denominator is they do their own thing.
The maison closed the first day of shows with the celebration of its 10th anniversary on the Haute Couture calendar at Place Vendôme, with a festive collection of more than 50 colorful and voluminous looks.
Adidas Originals is linking up again with London-based MrBailey “to ignite the start of an ongoing partnership that will see the innovative designer reimagine the Trefoil’s futuristic Ozworld family of silhouettes”.
Paris haute couture week begins officially Monday morning, but smart brands love to express themselves in its slipstream, as did Paco Rabanne, Patou and Alaïa with three highly accomplished shows on Sunday evening.