Paris Fashion Week will conclude a month of shows and events in New York, London, and Milan. It features a packed schedule with runways and events that runs from September 27 through October 5. We narrowed down what you should be looking forward to.
Return to physical shows
Paris Haute Couture Week has brought back physical shows in July, and now the womenswear season will follow suit. Out of the 92 events on the official calendar, there will be 37 runway shows. Many industry icons are returning physically, including Hermes, Chloe, Dior, Givenchy Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.
Balmain will host a two-day event
Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director, announced that a two-day music festival will be held at The Seine Musical to mark his 10-year anniversary as the house’s chief executive. It will be held in partnership with (RED), and Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS. The first event will be open to the public on September 28th, followed by a runway presentation on September 29th. Two tickets will be given to the show to the first 1,200 people to donate at least $15 euros to these organizations. The show can accommodate up to 3,400 guests.
Brands still opt for digital shows
Many brands are returning to the runway to showcase their Spring-Summer 2022 collections. However, some prefer to go digital. Online presentations are still an important part this season, whether they want to increase their global exposure, diversify the skills set or simply prefer a safer alternative. This framework is recommended by Dries Van Noten and Schiaparelli.
Rita Ora will perform at The Eiffel Tower
Rita Ora, singer, has announced a night with live music on September 30, mixing fashion and performance. The look will include custom-made looks by Miu Miu and Lanvin, Fendi, and Alexandre Vauthier, as well as a Lancome make-up. The artist will perform at The Eiffel Tower to celebrate Paris Fashion Week.
Brands return, brands debut
The schedule for this season welcomes back major industry players to Paris. Balenciaga and Valentino will all be showcasing their collections in Paris. A few newcomers also joined the official calendar this fall, with Ludovic De Saint Sernin and Raf Simons joining the calendar.
AZ Factory pays tribute to Alber Elbaz
Label AZ Factory will pay tributes to Alber Elbaz (founder and Lanvin’s former creative chief), who died earlier in the year. It’ll be held October 5, and is dubbed “Love Brings Love”. This will conclude a busy fashion season.