The catwalks were graced with playful and magnetic shows on Thursday, with MM6 hosting a cocktail hour runway show at a cult Milan bar, while GCDS unveiled a sexy and sparkly collection that screamed Studio 54.
A moment of restrained escapism at AMI, with founder designer Alexandre Mattiussi creating a collection for a world finally emerging from Covid tentatively. Nothing tentative, however, about the brand's explosive growth.
Just as more and more brands opt for being super digital, Christian Dior is keeping it very real; and live, as it did Monday night, when it unveiled its pre-fall 2021 collection to an audience of 1,000 in Shanghai.
Few designers left such an indelible mark in fashion as Kenzo Takada, who passed six months ago, leading his successor Felipe Oliveira Baptista to imagine a collaborative effort with the founder of the brand.
Once, fashion weeks were all about showing clothes for a precise season. Now brands treat fashion weeks as seasonless affairs. Case in point, JW Anderson, who showed a pre-collection for Paris Fashion Week menswear.
While wearing a mask is seriously disrupting many of our beauty routines, the outbreak of covid-19 and the ensuing stay-at-home orders have pushed elegant and sophisticated clothing to the backs of our wardrobes.