The masks are up, Fashion Week is here!

More creative, more political, more confined, back on a Fashion Week 2.0

After an array of collaborations during the last seasons of the Paris Fashion Week, this year the sneakers have been gently abandoned. Due to the particular context, few celebrities have reminded us that our feet have the right to comfort. But among them we can still count a certain Justin Bieber, freshly arrived in Bottega Veneta sneakers. An Italian woven pair unveiled at last year's show, under the orders of the famous creative director Daniel Lee: a perfect shoe to appear trendy and more mature.

Comfort is the name of the game when it comes to confinement, and pajamas have been all the rage for the past year. Fashion houses have no choice but to adapt to the exceptional situation of the pandemic by giving way to virtual shows, more creative than ever! So it is through videos that Dior, Balmain, Lanvin or Chanel, presented their fall-winter 2021-2022 collection. Mini-films committed - sometimes glaucous - whose houses denounce the world in which we live today, world that inspires them however.

Dior does not fail to remind us what art and culture have become: obsolete events today.

Givenchy presents a dark universe, where the dominant color is black, and where we camouflage faces.

Lanvin decides to party in a hotel to forget this gloomy daily life and assumes a luxurious lifestyle. But thanks to the intervention of feathers and sequins, the end of the fashion shows gives hope in a better future. An eccentricity that can also be interpreted as a madness representing a sign of distress and revolt.

Speaking of rebellion, this is exactly the party that Olivier Rousteing has taken by staging his models on a plane wing, ready to travel, suitcase in hand.

Balmain does not fail to give us a taste for travel, while reminding us that it is impossible.

Despite a limited fashion week, the designers were able to be inventive and managed to escape from our daily lives for a few minutes!

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Goguelin Charles