We have chosen seven unforgettable fall-winter 21/22 collections shown at the Paris Fashion Week. Check them out!
Following the tradition that has developed over the past year, many brands still prefer to conduct fashion shows online. Marine Serre also decided not to take risks and presented her new collection as a short film inviting several families, including model Kristina De Coninck and her loved ones, to participate in the shooting.
When creating the new collection, Marine Serre adhered to the principles of sustainable development and recycling. The designer used old clothes and materials, transforming silk scarves into blouses and T-shirts and altering knitwear into open-back dresses. The collection also includes items made from fleece blankets, carpets, and recycled denim.
One of the most awaited events of the Paris Fashion Week was Gabriela Hearst's debut collection for Chloé. The American designer was appointed to the post of the brand's creative director in December 2020 and replaced Natacha Ramsay-Levi. In her interview with WWD, Gabriela said that when working on the looks for the fall-winter 2021 collection, she tried to match the brand's aesthetics and put even more emphasis on its sustainable development.
The designer also noted that all used fabrics are 80% recycled materials. Also, many of the items of the new collection are based on vintage clothing. The brand's ateliers searched for some interesting pieces on eBay to customize the looks with accessories leftover from previous seasons.
Gabriela Hearst did not choose the date for her first show by chance. March 1, the two days before the show, marked the 100th anniversary of Gaby Aghion who was Chloè's founder, author of the luxury ready-to-wear concept and fashion revolutionary. The collection is dedicated to her work and includes long striped ponchos, knitted midi dresses, leather skirts, sheepskin coats, eco-fur teddy bear coats, light sundresses, trench coats, two-piece suits, and colorful quilted down jackets made using the paisley technique.
Preparing for the presentation of the fall-winter 21/22 collection, Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson decided not to focus on digital formats but to go back a couple of decades in the past. The designer has printed images from the new lookbook, the main star of which was supermodel Freja Beha Erichsen, as a supplement to Le Figaro, Le Monde, El Mundo of Spain, The Times, The New York Times, The Asahi Shimbun, and other major publications. In addition to shots taken by photographer and artist Fumiko Imano, there are excerpts from the new novel by writer Danielle Steel.
According to Anderson, he focused on bold looks and extraordinary designs. The new Loewe collection includes bright suits, dresses with voluminous sleeves, leather corsets, sweaters with round cutouts on the chest, blouses with trains, fringed capes, leather trench coats, quilted down jackets, and many others.
In June 2020, Matthew Williams was appointed to the post of Givenchy creative director. Due to the pandemic, he had to present his first collection for the brand in a lookbook format.
According to Williams, one of the main catalysts of his work has always been music. That is why he decided to hold such a significant show for his career at a concert venue and illuminate the podium with powerful spotlights. The designer also entrusted DJ Robert Hood, the founder of the minimal techno, to work on the soundtracks for the show.
The designer focused on graphic and slightly hypertrophied silhouettes, as well as accessories such as fur mittens, hats, and scarves, capes with feathers, massive chains, and pendants in the form of golden water bottles. Furthermore, the collection includes fur coats, puffy short down jackets, leather jackets, sheepskin coats, vests, trouser suits, long skirts, overalls, lingerie-style bras, and semi-transparent dresses with embroidery with silver threads.
Schiaparelli fashion show was one of the most unusual and memorable at Paris Fashion Week. This time brand's creative director Daniel Roseberry followed the fashion house's identity and paid special attention to exotic jewelry and details, which look like they have stepped right out of Salvador Dali's or René Magritte's paintings.
One of the new collection's leitmotifs is the dove symbol found in prints. In January, Lady Gaga appeared at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony wearing the Schiaparelli brooch in the shape of this bird. And soon, this fascinating accessory became the fashionistas' object of desire.
The collection also includes tweed suits with miniskirts, long dress-jackets, denim shirts and jackets that the designer suggests wearing backward, skinny pants, fur coats, leather tops, sweaters, knitted vests, and high platform boots.
Giambattista Valli admitted that during the pandemic he was tired of sweatpants and wanted to create festive looks for long-awaited parties and outings. The designer also noted that he was inspired by Pauline Bonaparte. According to historians, Napoleon's young sister was distinguished by relaxed manners, a unique style and set the standards for a new fashion that is comfy and edgy at the same time.
This collection can be considered the official symbol of the return to normal life after the pandemic. It includes suits made of multicolored tweed with short skirts, blouses with lantern sleeves, dresses in floral prints, straight trousers with arrows, waistcoats, and jackets with bows, which combine romanticism and references to the retro style.
Virginie Viard decided to show the Chanel fall-winter 21/22 collection on the legendary Castel club's stage. The video from the fashion show directed by the duo of Dutch photographers Inez & Vinoodh was posted online. Sound producer Michael Gobert, who has already written tracks for Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Raf Simons, was responsible for the musical accompaniment of the show.
According to Viard, the new collection mixes "the atmosphere of winter sports" and "a certain idea of Parisian chic from the 1970s up to today." The designer also noted that supermodel Stella Tennant, who died suddenly in January, was the muse for many looks.
On the eve of the fashion show, Chanel posted on its official Instagram the videos of new advertising campaigns with brand's influencers, namely Belgian singer Angel, actresses Margaret Qualley, Whitney Peak, and model Caroline de Maigret. The fall-winter 2021 collection includes quilted overalls and jackets, long coats, tweed suits, bodysuits, skirts with slits, blouses, jeans that Virginie Viard suggests tucking into boots, vests with fur, sweaters, and dresses with long sleeves.