More creative, more political, more confined, a look back at Fashion Week 2.0
After an array of collaborations during the last seasons of the Paris Fashion Week, this year sneakers have been slowly abandoned. Due to the particular context, few celebrities reminded us that our feet were entitled to comfort. But among them we can count a certain Justin Bieber, freshly arrived in Bottega Veneta sneakers. An Italian woven pair unveiled at last year's show under the direction of famed 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! Dior, Balmain, Lanvin and Chanel presented their fall-winter 2021-2022 collections through videos. Committed mini-films - sometimes gloomy - in which the houses denounce the world in which we live today, a world that inspires them however.
Dior does not fail to remind us of what art and culture have become: obsolete events today.
Givenchy, for its part, presents a dark universe, where the dominant color is black, and where faces are camouflaged.
Lanvin decides to party in a hotel to forget this gloomy daily life and assumes a luxurious and fashionable lifestyle. But thanks to the intervention of feathers and sequins, the end of the shows gives hope for a better future. An eccentricity that can also be interpreted as madness representing a sign of distress and rebellion.
Speaking of rebellion, that's exactly what Olivier Rousteing did by putting 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 succeed in escaping our daily lives for a few minutes!