The final fashion week of the ‘Big Four’ commences today, September 28. Following the masterful catwalks that have been presented in New York, London, and Milan, it is clear that Paris fashion week will see some showstopping moments in its ready-to-wear line-up. With catwalks expected from major fashion houses Dior, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès among this week’s schedule, Paris fashion week is sure to see this season’s fashion weeks out in style.
Just like its previous counterparts, Paris fashion week will see a number of digital displays, however, some of the world’s biggest names in fashion, including Chanel, Chloé, and Balmain, are expected to present a live, physical presentation of their spring/summer 2021 collections. Many of the digital displays are expected to bring as many surprising and breathtaking moments, just like Jeremy Scott’s miniature-sized display of Moschino’s SS21 ready-to-wear collection on a series of puppets at Milan fashion week. Matthew William’s highly anticipated debut Givenchy campaign is among the digital stars presenting this week, alongside Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
However, despite the remarkable line-up, Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad has opted out of showing collections entirely this season. To ensure that Arab designers and talent receive their deserved recognition, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has collaborated with the Arab Fashion Council for this year’s Paris fashion week, hosting an exclusive showroom and presentation to shine a spotlight on Middle Eastern designers.
The shows for this year’s fashion week can be followed on the Paris fashion week’s platform. So, as this season’s fashion month comes to a close, Vogue Arabia brings to you a complete guide of the Paris fashion week shows you can have a virtual front-row seat at.
Monday, September 28
The beginning of the week is an all-out digital one, with shows scheduled from Japanese designer Mame Kurogouchi starting the week, as well as Paris fashion week newcomer, Danish designer Cecilie Bahnsen among the day’s line-up.
Mame Kurogouchi – Digital, 7pm GST
Wales Bonner – Digital, 7:30pm GST
Kimhekim – Digital, 8pm GST
Situationist – Digital, 8:30pm GST
Cecilie Bahnsen – Digital, 9pm GST
S.R Studio LA. CA. – Digital, 9:30pm GST
Tuesday, September 29
The second day of Paris fashion week expects to see Koché, Coperni, and Dior among the live shows line-up, as well as Marine Serre and Ottolinger among the digital shows. Maria Grazia Chiuri’s highly anticipated Dior show will also be live-streamed on TikTok.
Marine Serre – Digital, 12:30pm GST
Coperni – Live, 1:30pm GST
Victoria/Tomas – Live, 2:30pm GST
Anrealage – Digital, 3:30pm GST
Dior – Live, 4:30pm GST
Dawei – Digital, 6pm GST
Ottolinger – Digital, 7pm GST
Koché – Live, 8pm GST
Thebe Magugu – Digital, 9:30pm GST
Wednesday, September 30
Lebanese designer Elie Saab is expected to showcase his spring/summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection in a digital display on Wednesday. He is joined by Patou, Kenzo, and Balmain for Paris fashion week’s third-day of presentations.
Kenzo – Live, 12:30pm GST
Gauchere – Live, 2:30pm GST
Litkovskaya – Digital, 3:30pm GST
Nehera – Digital, 4pm GST
Dries Van Noten – Digital, 5pm GST
Elie Saab – Digital, 6pm GST
Patou – Digital and Live, 7pm GST
Acne Studios – Live, 8:30pm GST
Balmain – Live, 10pm GST
Thursday, October 1
Maison Mai, Kenneth Ize, and Alexis Mabille will feature in Thursday’s line-up with their digital and live presentations. They will be joined by powerhouses Chloé and Isabel Marant with their live shows which are sure to ooze timeless glamor and elegance.
Kenneth Ize – Digital and Live, 12pm GST
Dick Kayek – Digital and Live, 1pm GST
Maison Mai – Digital and Live, 1:30pm GST
Alexis Mabille – Digital and Live, 2:30pm GST
Chloé – Live, 4pm GST
Y/Project – Digital, 5:30pm GST
Uma Wang – Digital, 6:30pm GST
Boyarovskaya – Digital and Live, 7pm GST
Rick Owens – Digital and Live, 8pm GST
Enfants Riches Déprimés – Digital and Live, 9pm GST
Isabel Marant – Live, 10pm GST
Friday, October 2
As we officially hit the middle of Paris fashion week, Emanuel Ungaro, Alexandre Vauthier, and Nina Ricci are set to join Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe for a spectacular line-up of shows.
Emanuel Ungaro – Digital and Live, 11:30am GST
Leonard Paris – Digital and Live, 12:30pm GST
Alexandre Vauthier – Live, 1pm GST
Loewe – Live, 1:30pm GST
Issey Miyake – Digital and Live, 2:30pm GST
Nina Ricci – Digital, 4:30pm GST
Germanier – Digital and Live, 5:30pm GST
Olivier Theyskens – Digital and Live, 6pm GST
Andrew Gn – Digital, 7pm GST
Lutz Huelle – Digital, 8pm GST
Yohji Yamamoto – Live, 9pm GST
Saturday, October 3
Saturday’s showcase will be a quieter scene, with fewer shows than the rest of the week. However, with shows from Vivienne Westwood, Ami Paris, and Hermès, it will be a day to look forward to nonetheless.
Ester Manas – Digital and Live, 11:30am GST
Altuzarra – Digital, 12:30pm GST
Vivienne Westwood – Digital, 4pm GST
Hermès – Live, 5pm GST
Anais Jourden – Digital, 6:30pm GST
Mazarine – Digital and Live, 8pm GST
Calvin Luo – Digital, 9pm GST
Ami Paris – Live, 10pm GST
Sunday, October 4
Sunday’s line-up is sure to bring some breathtaking moments, with Matthew William’s Givenchy debut, alongside Balenciaga and Schiaparelli’s showcases.
Schiaparaelli – Digital and Live, 12pm GST
Balenciaga – Digital, 1:30pm GST
Gabriela Hearst – Live, 3pm GST
Thom Browne – Digital, 4pm GST
Paco Rabanne – Live, 5pm GST
Beautiful People – Digital, 6pm GST
Each x Other – Digital, 8pm GST
WOS – Digital, 8:30pm GST
Masha Ma – Digital, 9m GST
Givenchy – Digital, 10pm GST
Monday, October 5
The penultimate day of Paris fashion week is a predominantly digital affair and will see collections from Kristina Fidelskaya, Zadig & Voltaire, and Rokh grace the runway.
Kristina Fidelskaya – Digital, 1pm GST
Zadig & Voltaire – Digital, 1:30pm GST
Anton Belinskiy – Digital, 2pm GST
Giambattista Valli – Digital and Live, 3:30pm GST
Agnès B – Digital, 4:30pm GST
Akris – Digital, 5:30pm GST
Xuly Bët – Digital, 6:30pm GST
Shiatzy Chen – Live, 8pm GST
Mossi – Digital and Live, 9pm GST
Rokh – Digital, 10pm GST
Tuesday, October 6
The final day of this season’s fashion month will see major fashion houses Chanel, Miu Miu, and Louis Vuitton showcase their Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collections. This year’s Paris fashion week will end with what is sure to be a stellar digital show from Maison Margiela.
Chanel – Live, 12:30pm GST
Valentin Yukashkin – Digital, 2:30pm GST
Sadaels – Digital, 3pm GST
Jarelzhang – Digital, 3:30pm GST
Miu Miu – Digital, 4pm GST
Louis Vuitton – Live, 5pm GST
Maison Margiela – Digital, 6pm GST