African fashion is this month’s headline act, notably championed by Balenciaga and Virgil Abloh, with Friday’s Parisian show organised by Africa Fashion Up, and Afro Fashion Week scheduled in Milan on September 23-26.
The Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has confirmed that French authorities will allow live catwalk shows in July's haute couture season in Paris; and added Pyer Moss as one of its guest members.
Alber Elbaz's AZ Factory, Charles de Vilmorin and Sterling Ruby are the three latest brands to be invited by France's Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture to show their collections from 25 to 28 January.
They say fashion is a reflection of our times, and at a somber moment in the world – from Australian forest fires to conflict in the Middle East – this was the most reined-in Haute Couture season in Paris in many years.
Rahul Mishra, Julie de Libran (ex-creative director of Sonia Rykiel) and Imane Ayissi have joined the official calendar of the Paris Haute Couture week for next January, while Bouchra Jarrar will make her comeback.