After a month long schedule, the digital and the physical shows across the capitals of Paris came to an end today. A number of designers have portrayed that beauty and creativity can flourish even after all the odds. On the other hand the prevailing uncertainty?s of health and politics are still unclear.
Fashion Designer Daniel Roseberry told commentator Tim Blanks in a recent podcast by The Business of Fashion ?There is something very irrelevant about what we bring to the table right now. Fashion shows don?t have to be relevant right now. There (are so) many other things that are more important.?
Roseberry?s statement explains why we chose to report in September, focusing on the climate and clothing interactions. We partnered with international non-profit Fashion Revolution and printed a series of 20 features, guides and opinion pieces about the link between fashion, the climate crisis and how we live our lives.
Amidst the pandemic, technology came to our rescue, enabling us to watch all the four episodes of scintillating fashion week flicker at our screen at homes. Springtime rejoices the spirit of rebirth and new beginnings, but with the world surrendered to the reckoning situations; but nevertheless this fashion week displayed stupendous collection of the past coiled with the present trailing towards the future.
This quirky stuff caught our attention during the Paris fashion week.
Schiaparelli?s Texas-born creative director Daniel Roseberry?s shimmering gold jewellery which included a pair of earrings, face masks and eye pieces defined simplicity with sheer touch. The simple yet thoughtful tailoring of the clothes made clear his idea of beauty in simplicity. Roseberry said he wanted the designs to be timeless and ?essential.?
?This moment we?re all sharing will end. But these clothes will last.? Read a statement. A series of photographs along with a BTS video from the shoot that took place on the streets of Paris was how the designer presented his work.
High performance meets commerce
Rihanna broke the barriers of shame; when she launched her lingerie line Savage x Fenty in 2018 and featured a 50-min film on Amazon prime which showcased music, fashion and BTS. Whilst Victoria secret was losing its trademark in the industry, Savage ? set its foot print vigorously with its bold and self-encompassing designs. In Paris fashion week of this year, Rihanna launched Savage x Fenty ?Vol 2?, showcasing boldness in beauty featuring Lizzo, Bad Bunny, Bella Hadid and Demi Moore.
However, the video was criticized for including an evocation of hadiths in one of the tracks. Hadiths in Islam are a collection of preaching?s by the prophet Mohammed. The producer of the song? Doom? Coucou Chloe, which hadith features apologizes sincerely and said? I want to deeply apologize for the offence caused by the vocal samples used in my song ?Doom?.? She admits she wasn?t aware of the texts used from Islamic hadiths, and that she used Baile Funk?s sample to create the song. Initially, Rihanna nor Savage x Fenty responded to the comments, but later the artists herself took to het personal instagram and posted a thanks for the Muslim community for pointing out ?a huge oversight that was unintentionally offensive.?
Mathew Williams Givenchy Debut
The new creative director of the house of Givenchy made his debut in this Fashion week, after taking over from Clare Waight Keller. In a overwhelming 9 period of 2 months, Williams launched his first ad campaign for the house followed by a Spring-Summer collection 2021.
American designer Thom Browne collection could foresee 239, 00 miles away from Earth?on the Moon. His collection transported viewers to 2132 ?Lunar Games?, which was presented by comedian Jordan Firstman and model Grace Mahary. The unisex collection was labeled as a ?tailored ode to sport and sportsmanship? was showcased on the steps of the Los Angeles Coliseum, the home of the 1932 Olympics.
With the ongoing pandemic and other climatic disaster, fashion designer ought to recreate the protective gears with a touch of shimmer and uniqueness. The designers showcased various models during the entire week.
With a slight capricious approach to clothes that can protect, Kenzo presented a sequential Beekeeper-inspired look, while Balenciaga?s Oversized outwear and sunglass were ready to face any calamity. And the Rick Owners followed the new normal and paired every look with a accessory du jour.
Chanel Harkens Back To The Silver Screen
The creative director pays tribute to the muses of the fashion house. In a short film featured a day before the physical show, Photographers lnez and Vinodh portrayed an imaginary landscape of French New Wave, Italian cinema and Hollywood specialities in one frame.
Viard said she dint want to be categorized in the vintage hence she teamed the florescent jeans with neon T-shirts. She wanted to keep it ?simple, joyous, colorful and vibrant too.?