To show its support for Ukraine at Paris Fashion Week, Balenciaga delivered a show on Sunday. To introduce the show, blue and yellow Ukrainian flag t-shirts were laid down on every attendee’s chair. The show opened with a Ukrainian poem delivered by one of the strongest voices in fashion Georgian Demna.
Full of stocial grace, the catwalk was banked in snow, flurries into the air, and howling wind set to highlight the threat of climate change but it turned into something else. Men and women stumbled through the snow shivering in the arctic wind, walking against the cold in padded outwear and leather jackets, carrying their possession in sacks and totes mated with boots painting a heart-wrenching picture highlighting the current world affairs. The aesthetic and the illusion of the show were spot on and it delivered a powerful show of emotion and empathy not usually seen on the runway.
Louis Vuitton’s fall/winter collection presented during the Paris fashion show grabbed the crowd’s full attention. The show was opened by Loius Vuitton’s global brand ambassador and Squid Game star HoYeon Jung. The long runway was set with cascading steps where models appeared in relaxed outwear, oversized silhouettes, and exquisite tailoring. The delicate layering and detailed accessorizing of the latest LV collection brought a feel of exclusive relaxed femininity to typically manly clothing.
Pierpaolo Piccioli painted the runway into a pink scape. Every look on the runway was a vivid tone of fuchsia, Before the show even began, the audience was ecstatic with the arrival of Zendaya, Valentino’s brand ambassador and Euphoria’s star.
The lineup stunned everyone with tailoring that ran the gamut. The pinks were distributed from head to toe and were in classically feminine silhouettes to more utilitarian. The collection consisted of everything from tiny sweetheart dresses to sequenced cable knits. The cooling-off period was provided by giving the audience a sudden switch to black from pink showing off Piccioli’s penchant for monochrome dressing. The whole collection told a story about love, romance, friendship, and feminity.
With a transparent mirrored maze-like runway with hypnotic club-like music playing in the background, the models made their first pass wearing Givenchy’s streetwear-focused collection. Voluminous floor-length coat in classic Givenchy’s edgy gowns floated the stadium along with sweatshirts, tiered T-shirts, baggy denim trousers, exquisitely tailored Givenchy classic leather tracksuits, and voluminous coats. The models were clad in oversized pearls ( perhaps paying respect to Hubert de Givenchy’s famed muse Audrey Hepburn).
The spectators were filled with prominent faces including Paris Jackson, Venus Williams and. Kehlani