With Paris Fashion Week fast approaching, designers and curators are frantically preparing to impress the baying eyes of the fashion world. As always, much anticipation surrounds Paris Fashion Week- one of the four major fashion weeks in the world along with London, New York and Milan.
From the 25th September to the 30th September, creativity, innovation and haute couture take centre stage: but what designers should you be paying close attention to during this fall’s Paris Fashion Week?
When? September 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Why? Simon Porte Jacquemus, born in 1990, is one of France’s most prodigiously talented young designers. Given the prestigious honour of opening this fall’s Paris Fashion Week, Jacquemus is in prime position to make an impression.
Who? Christian Dior
When? September 26, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Why? Founded in 1946, Christian Dior is one of the world’s most renowned and revered fashion houses and has been a staple of Paris Fashion Week for decades. Offering ready to wear pieces, jewelry, footwear, perfumes and skincare products, Dior will be in the spotlight once again this fall.
When? September 27, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Why? Established in 1970, Kenzo, founded by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, merge eastern and western styles to form daring street wear. Now an international luxury goods brand, the house has come a long way since its inception.
Who? Pascal Millet
When? September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why? A Parisian designer who started his career as the first assistant at Balenciaga, Pascal Millet has established himself as one of the most talked about designers in Europe. Offering male and female lines, Millet specialises in ready to wear items that unite daring design with functionality.
Who? Nina Ricci
When? September 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Why? Born in 1883, Nina Ricci opened her haute couture house in 1932. Designing predominantly gowns, Ricci hand stitched all the garments that she sold. Ricci’s designs soon become known for their refined style, Guillaume Henry took over the house as Creative Director. Injecting a dose of excitement in the brand, Nina Ricci is once again one of the designers not to be missed during Fashion Week.
Who? Vivienne Westwood
When? September 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Why? Largely responsible for bringing punk and new wave fashions into the mainstream, Vivienne Westwood is a modern female impresario. Noted for her ability to combine fashion and music, Westwood has always sought to provide shock value during her shows.
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