Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 which had its last show on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, brings an official close to the ready-to-wear fashion weeks. Being the fashion capital of the world, trust the designers to come out with blazing hot designs. Just like London Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week SS21 also experimented with blending physical and digital fashion weeks. The show with over 60 designers showcasing their latest collections definitely closed out with a bang.
For Chanel, Virginie Viard was inspired by the cinema for the label’s collection. The collection was a tribute to the muses of the House as Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld had dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. Rokh toyed with the idea that women have been and continue to be warriors as the ladies were dressed in a variety of harnesses in a backdrop that appears like a steamy battlefield after the fight. Nigerian designer, Kenneth Ize who made his debut at Paris Fashion Week six months ago returned to the French runway with designs that proved he’s ever more committed to celebrating and supporting the heritage of weaving in Nigeria. His collection featured centuries-old traditions of Aso Oke woven into a modern framework that appeals to even the younger generations.
Also representing Africa, Malian-born Senagalese designer Lamine Badian Kouyaté, founder of Xuly.Bët, paid homage to social activist and author Michaela Angela Davis as he featured African prints and the popular Ghana Must Go bags on the runway.
A look at some best designs from Paris Fashion Week SS21…
Ralph & Russo
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