In their Fall/Winter 2022-23 collections, designers have veered between a sombre, total-black palette reflecting current uncertainties, and vibrant hues embodying a powerful yearning to enjoy life again.
Whatever else you say about Nicolas Ghesquière, he gives you something very new every season. This Monday at Vuitton: fresh voluminous tailoring; back-from-Varanasi attitude and photo montage prints of ideal youth.
Every so often, a great fashion show becomes a comment on our times. Rarely more so than Sunday’s show by Balenciaga, an exile in flight collection, by a Demna, a designer who terms himself a “forever refugee.”
Coperni, Gauchere, Ludovic de Saint Sernin, and Isabel Marant returned to Paris Fashion Week on Thursday with a certain light-hearted spirit while mixing classic winter outfits with much sexier and unbridled looks.
Disparity and how it generates great fashion was the thread of the latest collection by Yohji Yamamoto, a blend of denim and 18th-century style. While Alexandre Vauthier served up a lesson in how to 'decline' fashion.
Contrasts and contradictions; incongruities and juxtapositions in a brilliant show and riveting collection for the house of Loewe by Jonathan Anderson, presented Friday morning, the mid-point of Paris Fashion Week.
With war clouds darkening all of Europe, one witnessed a moment of grace and grandeur at Rick Owens Thursday evening in Paris, as an ethereal cast emerged out of clouds - statuesque, solitary and sensational.