From escapism at the disco to resistance and aggression, even to pondering the importance of the postal service while working from home, designers in Paris have presented divergent creative responses to the global health crisis as spring-summer shows continued on Friday.
Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
For its nine-day duration, the calendar is flitting between 16 in-person, ready-to-wear runway collections, with masked guests, celebrities and editors in seated rows, about 20 in-person presentations, and several dozen completely digital shows streamed online with promotional videos.
Some of the show’s highlights:
Issey Miyake’s post
While staring at the sea of boxes due to be shipped to Paris, the head designer of the Japanese house famed for its techno-fabrics came up with the starting point of its latest collection.
There, Satoshi Kondo had an epiphany. His design idea was