The main events of Fashion Week in Paris

Paris Fashion Week has always been considered the main venue for seasonal shows: fashion industry leaders and the most promising newcomers present their collections. We tell you that you can not miss in the next few days.

Old guard
The always-anticipated show of Paris Week – Chanel – will be riveted more attention this season, as it will be held without Karl Lagerfeld for the first time in three decades. We are sure that the House will find a way to honor the couturier on the show, as it was on Fendi, where at the end of the show the guests were shown a touching video with the designer and handed out copies of his sketches.

Edie Slimane will present his second women’s collection as the creative director of Celine – it is very interesting whether the designer will change his vector due to criticisms of the first work for the House. After the success of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s couture show, which touched all guests to tears, including Naomi Campbell and Celine Dion, the audience expects new design revelations from him – be sure to watch the Valentino show on March 3. Dior and Alexander McQueen are also not allowed to miss, however, as always.

Celine spring-summer 2019

The Paris Fashion Week will open on February 25 with a promising newcomer – Rock Hwang, founder of the Rokh brand, protege Phoebe Fileau and finalist of the LVMH Prize. The attention of fashionistas will also be riveted on Bruno Cialelli – the new creative director of Lanvin, who previously headed the men’s line of Loewe. The debut collection will also be presented by the British designer Louise Trotter – last fall she was appointed creative director of Lacoste, becoming the first woman to lead the French brand team in its entire 85-year history.

  Louise Trotter

Rushemi Botter and Lisi Herrebrug, the creative duet now led by Nina Ricci, are also waiting for their first fall-winter season in a new position. They have great hopes: in April last year, Botter and Herrebrug took the main award of the Première Vision Grand Prize of the Yersky Fashion Festival, one of the most respected competitions in the fashion industry. After the appointment, the designers told in an interview with the British Vogue: “We want to breathe new life into the brand, make it meet the spirit of the times, be both laid-back and elegant.”

Nina Ricci spring-summer 2019

The theme of ecology remains one of the most pressing, in Paris we will see large-scale attempts to replace natural fur and leather with innovative materials. So, Mugler, most likely, will continue the theme started in the pre-fall collection with neoprene, artificial crepe and compression fabrics. Maison Margiela, and followed by Courrèges abandoned plastic and vinyl – it is interesting to see how this will affect the collection. “The French industry is trying to find a balance and embark on a more environmentally friendly path of development – for the sake of the planet, fashion in general and itself,” says Noemy Balma, Parisian consultant on fashion innovation.

Mugler pre-fall 2019

New formats
Unusual presentations are expected this season: for example, Schiaparelli is preparing a performance with the participation of fashion photographer Paolo Roversi and star hair stylist John Nolle, and the founder of the brand of surreal accessories Yazbukey Jaz Kurhan promises to make a real theatrical performance. Former creative directors at Courrèges, Sebastien Meyer and Arno Vayan, will restart their own Coperni brand, but instead of the traditional show, the designers will make a multimedia presentation.

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