From standout trends to the most iconic collections, we round up the best offerings from the new season at Paris fashion week.
As the curtains draw on Paris fashion week and the industry continues to navigate the impact of Covid-19, it was certainly a quieter scene than the normal international hustle and bustle in the fashion capital. While some designers such as Miu Miu and Maison Margiela presented virtually, others showcased live, offering a glimmer of hope that the show must go on.
At Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri took inspiration from the work of artist Lucia Marcucci, who designed the show’s scenography with a series of 24 collages mixed with visual poetry. From patchwork scarves in paisley and floral motifs to intricate lacework and embroidered chiffon, there was an underlying feeling of bohemian nonchalance and hope.
At Chanel, creative director Virginie Viard paid tribute to the muses of the House, such as Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld. “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the House,” said Viard. “Some of them are far away, it’s been a long time since we saw them. Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. I was thinking about them who make us dream so much. But without wanting to replicate. Without falling into a vintage citation. I wanted it to be very joyful, colorful, and very vibrant too.” From the classic ecru and black tweed suiting gave way to a lighter mood with fluorescent colored denim and t-shirts printed with the letters of ‘Chanel’ in neon lights.
At Loewe, creative director Jonathan Anderson continued to impress with oversized silhouettes with a deep-rooted homage to the craft and the work of the human hand. With huge balloon sleeves, crinolines, and a sense of theatrics, magnified by what can only be described as pieces of sculptural wearable art, it was a gentle reminder to us all, of the joy that the art of craftsmanship brings right now.
Scroll through our gallery above for the best from Paris fashion week spring/summer 2021.