Canada Global (Web News) As the industry looks to the future with all the final fall trends, attention has turned from Milan to the final round of ready-to-wear shows in Paris.
This week, however, the French capital will also pay tribute to the past with displays honouring the recently passed away fashion icons Paco Rabanne and Vivienne Westwood.
At the Tuileries gardens in Paris, visitors saw a bizarre and vibrant organic world.
A stunning Dior display, resembling a giant octopus, covered the entire runway, its colourful fabric tendrils sparkling with tens of thousands of tiny lights. Joana Vasconcelos, a Portuguese artist, created it in order to investigate the relationship between organic form and the “feminine world of artisanal savoir-faire.” Given the bustle of paparazzi cameras capturing pictures of attendees like model Elle Macpherson, K-pop singer Jisoo, and actors Maisie Williams and Charlize Theron, it made for a stunning backdrop.
Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri utilised the past as a touchstone while creating the clothing, which resulted in less exuberance but no less flare than the futuristic-looking decor.