At Paris Fashion Week, which has started in France, full of parades and presentations, only an explosive artistic statement can make a designer stand out. Otherwise, critics and buyers will say: “déjà vu! “, “Nothing new under the sun”, “Martin Margiela has already done it, and done it better!”

Paris Fashion Week

While Dutchman Durand Lantinck reuses fabrics for his bold soft dresses, Japanese Yusuke Takahashi offers seamless bomber jackets designed with the help of artificial intelligence computer programs.

Yusuke Takahashi opened the show on 26 February at the Palais de Tokyo for his first show in the official calendar, presenting a collection of diverse, often layered garments to the painful creaking of a horror film-style string quartet.

“I wanted to touch on sportswear,” explains the 38-year-old Japanese man, who founded his brand CFCL (for contemporary fashion clothing) in 2020. “I looked at a lot of noble, aristocratic sportswear, fencing, horse riding, ballet.

Duran Lantink, a 36-year-old Dutchman who will walk at the show on 3 March, is looking at skiing.

“I’m more of a snowboarder, but I tried to imagine an escape to St Moritz or Gstaad for people who are ready to go down the slopes and drink wine in a restaurant,” he says with a smile. Trousers, ski jackets and a pile of knits will allow him to “perfect my design” this season, as he hopes.

Dior opened Paris Fashion Week with a tribute to modernist designer Marc Bohan, who died last year at the age of 97. The show took place in a small white room, the size of a provincial airport, set in the Tuileries gardens. On the catwalk, this was translated into a version of Parisian chic: narrow black polo necks with dangling gold necklaces, wide jeans and gently flared trousers with matching tunics.

The Autumn-Winter 2024-2025 Women’s Fashion Week in Paris will run from 26 February to 5 March.

Paris Fashion Week

The live stream can be viewed here on the Paris Fashion Week platforms.

Berlin Fashion Week has recently taken place. This fashion event is becoming more and more confident in the international arena every season. It also continues to actively support Ukrainian designers. This year, four Ukrainian brands received grants to participate in Berlin Fashion Week.

Paris Fashion Week

Source: The Gaze