With New York, London and Milan Fashion Week now behind us for another season, Paris Fashion Week signals the end of a hectic fashion month schedule. Here’s what to expect from the week that’s often touted as the most-anticipated event of the month.
All on Eyes on Chanel
Given the passing of the Karl Lagerfeld, who helmed the house as creative director for 35 years, Chanel’s Autumn/Winter 2019 show is already the most talked about on the Paris Fashion Week schedule. Karl Lagerfeld’s final collection for the house will be shown on the morning of the 5th of March, Paris time, with long-standing studio director Virginie Viard now taking the direction of the house.
And the Front Row
When it comes to a star-studded FRow, Paris Fashion Week takes the cake attracting the all of A-list fashion circuit regulars. Keep your eyes on the front row at Dior â€“ take a look at our favourite looks from the collection here â€“ where you’ll spot the house muses Cara Delevingne and Jennifer Lawrence, and Louis Vuitton, where Emma Stone and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner are likely to be in attendance. As far as the actual catwalk is concerned, Paris Fashion Week also tends to bring out the biggest names in the modelling world. Keep an eye out for the Hadid sisters, Kendall Jenner and Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia Gerber.
The Return of Lanvin
Much-loved fashion house Lanvin will return to the Parisian runway on 27 February, Paris time. It will be the debut collection for the new creative director, Bruno Sialelli, who was the former menswear designer for Loewe.
Hedi Slimane’s Celine, Take Two
If there was a collection that left the fashion world divided last season it had to be Hedi Slimane’s debut collection for Celine. The ex Saint Laurent creative director was criticised for throwing to caution to the wind and ignoring the fashion house’s heritage and loyal clientele. Tim Blanks, editor-at-large for Business of Fashion, labelled the collection “a gust of toxic masculinity.” Fashion critics, Celine enthusiasts and Slimane’s staunchest supporters will be waiting for Slimane’s next collection with bated breath.