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Your Favourite Designers at Paris Fashion Week 2022—So Far

While you may be tired of New York and London Fashion Week news by now, everyone loves Paris Fashion Week, even after several weeks of chasing the style circuit. After all, Paris is home to some of the most iconic fashion Maisons in the world. It’s no wonder, some of the most fashionable celebrities like Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Kim Kardashian, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Victoria Beckham flocked to the city for the week. 

This year, Paris has quite a decorated fashion calendar with 45 in-person Autumn/Winter '22 runways, including Chanel, Balmain, Dior, Chloé, Balenciaga, to name a few. What’s more, Off-White (the brainchild of the late Louis Vuitton artistic director, Virgil Abloh) held its debut show. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into some of our favourite runway shows thus far. 

Yves Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week 2022

This year, there seems to be a strong androgynous-like fashion and Saint Laurent was no exception. Models walked down a theatrical pink runway wearing structured shouldered tuxedos, oversized faux fur jackets, cocktail gowns, along chunky jewellery and other accessories. 

According to Anthony Vaccarello, creative director of Saint Laurent, show notes cites Nancy Cunard as the source of inspiration. Cunard was a 20th-century anti-fascist poet who often adorned herself with oversized jewellery and masculine items. “Nancy Cunard, the independent-minded activist publisher who dressed audaciously ahead of her time ⁠— giving a masculine wardrobe her own indelible imprint⁠ — served as a guiding template.” states Anthony Vaccarello. 

Christian Dior at Paris Fashion Week 2022

Dior was the first major fashion house to kick start Paris Fashion Week, showcasing house classics modified with protective clothing. Models took to the runway with fluorescent catsuits, sheer dresses paired with motorbike jackets and gloves, long skirts, corsets on top of trench coasts, tossing airbags and stylized bullet-proof vests over with utility pocket details. The theme consisted of feminine styles with workwear details, reminiscent of the 90’s cyberpunk style. 

Off-White at Paris Fashion Week 2022

For Paris Fashion Week, Off-White’s runway paid homage to its founder, Virgil Abloh who passed away last November. The runway was studded with superstars such as Naomi Campbell, Serena Williams, Cindy Crawford, the Hadid sisters amongst other ‘it’ girls. 

Just as you’d expect from Abloh, the show entitled ‘Spaceship Earth: an Imaginary Experience’ surged with fresh fashion that pushes fashion boundaries. Off-White conquered emerging trends such as the Y2K renaissance that focuses on streetwear components borne of Black culture; modern tailoring that injects garments with personality; his own take on balaclavas, slouchy boots, and even the stylized concept of a runway itself.

The brand’s Instagram states: “Cultural reinterpretation, disruption and transformation open the door to future dialogues and formats. No expectations, no stereotypes, no status quo,”

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