Fashion Week kicks off in Paris with a focus on youth innovations

Fashion Week kicks off in Paris with a focus on youth innovations

After New York, London and Milan, Paris Fashion Week kicks off on Monday afternoon, highlighting, as usual, on its first day, youth innovations.

Belgian Marie Adam-Lehnert will open the women's ready-to-wear fashion week, which ends on October 3.

On her website, the fashion designer, who is participating for the first time officially in this event, introduces her work by saying, “It is not about creating pieces for a specific season, but rather about creating surprises, arousing emotions, and presenting designs that transcend time and generations.”

Among the names that will present fashion shows on Monday is Victor Winsanto, who was a dancer and studied at the hands of Jean Paul Gaultier, before launching his own brand in 2020. This designer’s costumes, which give a special cabaret impression, reflect his love of showmanship.

Pierre Cardin, led by Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, the designer's nephew, returned to the official program of Paris Fashion Week in March after being absent from it for more than two decades. On Monday evening, the house will present a fashion show, in light of the dispute over who will succeed the fashion designer who died in 2020.

The house did not employ a fashion coordinator, while the sewing of the collections supervised by Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin is carried out by entities that have long cooperated with the house.

Paris Fashion Week will witness 67 fashion shows and about forty shows included in the official program.

As for Balmain designer Olivier Rousteing, he is participating in Paris Fashion Week in light of the fact that fifty pieces of his designs were stolen by gunmen who fled after their action.

The French Public Prosecution announced the opening of an investigation into the incident, while no details were known regarding the fate of these designs.

The “Balmain” show will be held on Wednesday at six o’clock GMT, while the work team is working “day and night” on re-sewing the stolen pieces.