It’s show time! Fashion Month is nearing its end, and Paris should make for an excitement-filled Fall 2014 season finale week, with new collections of cream-of-the-crop luxury brands, starting today.
This season’s Paris schedule is not only particularly busy with 9 consecutive days and 10-12 fashion shows per day—in addition to the numerous off-schedule presentations and events—but it will also mark the start of a new era for several brands. The much-anticipated Louis Vuitton show on March 5th is set to be next week’s headliner, and will be Nicolas Ghesquière’s first collection as Artistic Director of womenswear after Marc Jacobs’ unexpected departure last year. But Ghesquière is not the only one to make his debut this season; Alessandro Dell’Acqua will show his first collection as the new Creative Director of French fashion house Rochas, after Marco Zanini left for Schiaparelli.
But sometimes, fashion’s musical chairs comes with sad news: expect to see the first Ann Demeulemeester show without the reputed Belgian designer. Her fellow “Antwerp Six” designer, Dries Van Noten, will launch a retrospective exhibition at le Musée des Arts Décoratifs this Thursday.
This season is also not without some Middle Eastern designers. Qatari brand Toujouri will showcase in Paris; HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud will team up with British journalist Caroline Issa to present a newly designed bag collection for Baraboux; and Beirut’s Plum Boutique co-owner, Mira Mikati, will showcase her second collection for Ç by Façonnable.
Bring it on. We’re ready.