Renowned couturiers, curious tourists, lanky models, fashion victims of all kinds or business travelers found themselves in different corners of Paris during the last two weeks of January. A week after the Haute Couture Fashion Week and two weeks after the Men’s Fashion Week, it is time to recap.
Each season, the two weeks of fashion shows all over Paris cause a sensation in the fashion world, and for those of you who are interested in this event in any way, we offer a rapid account of what happened during these two weeks, and what will happen during the Fall Fashion Week (ready-to-wear) at the end of this month.
From 18 to 22 January, the “first tier” of Fashion Week for men’s fashion was held in Paris. Many fashion shows followed each other for a week; among the most famous names we can mention Valentino, Haider Ackermann, Issey Miyake, Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Dries Van Noten, Cerruti, Comme des Garçons, Givenchy, Dior Homme, Hermès, Paul Smith, or Kenzo.
These big names in fashion have set the tone for the current trends in the most beautiful places in the capital, such as the Palais Royal area in the 1st arrondissement for [i]Louis Vuitton[/i], the Grand Palais for [i]Dior[/i], or Place Vendôme for Paul Smith.
Just before the Valentino show in the 16th arrondissement, near the Arc de Triomphe, we had the opportunity to record some testimonies from these trade visitors, whether they were from the industry or not, telling us about their upcoming program and where they usually go out while visiting Paris for the shows.
What we will retain from these five days is how men were put in the limelight through surprising collections mixing street style, retro looks, superposition games, patchwork, pop art… Enough to stock up on inspiration for the coming months.
From 22 to 26 January, it was time for the highly-anticipated haute couture fashion shows to follow each other. The great Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino and Jean-Paul Gaultier unveiled their collections and spread their radiance over Paris. But they were also surrounded by other names that made the event a success, such as Vetements and Maison Margiela Couture.
These five days were a time of wonder for the fans, who could witness true works of art strolling, always in the most mythical places of the city, such as the Palace of Fine Arts, the Palais de Tokyo in the 16th arrondissement, the Couvent des Cordeliers near the Sorbonne in the 6th arrondissement, the Salle Wagram or the Pompidou Centre in the heart of Paris.
From 28 February to 7 March, the Fall Fashion Week for ready-to-wear will be held in Paris, a great, highly anticipated event where all the big establishments will present their collection. From 9.30 am to 9 pm every day for a full week, all the big names in fashion will follow one another.
To help you organize your next “fashion stay” in Paris, and navigate between fashion shows and places you shouldn’t miss, consider booking accommodations close to the events of Fashion Week..