Paris Fashion Week launched in style on Wednesday with a show at the Eiffel Tower. This year, Paris Fashion Week runs from September 27 to October 5.
Gareth Pugh SS2012-StylertPRLog (Press Release) - Sep 29, 2011 -
Paris Fashion Week launched in style on Wednesday with a show at the Eiffel Tower. The semi-annual Paris event is one of the big four fashion weeks internationally, and is preceded by shows in New York, London and then Milan. This year, Paris Fashion Week runs from September 27 to October 5.
Paris' nine day long fashion week got started on Tuesday, with the city's first SS 2012 ready-to-wear show held atop the Eiffel Tower. It was the first time in recent memory that a fashion show on Paris' official calendar has been held in the Eiffel Tower. Focussed on promoting France's fashion talent to the world, Paris fashion week (PFW) presents a massive program complete with official catwalks, after parties, and off-calendar events. Held twice a year, Paris fashion week plays host to a calendar of men's and women's fashion weeks showing off spring / summer and autumn (fall) / winter collections. Dates are determined by the French Fashion Federation.
Wednesday’s fashion highlights were: Mugler, Dries Van Noten and Gareth Pugh.
Thursday’s highlights are : Balenciaga, Balmain, Rick Owens and Nina Ricci,Carven, Ann Demeulemeester and Manish Arora.
Friday's highlights includes Roland Mouret, Lanvin , and Christian Dior shows with its first collection created without John Galliano. Will we find out the name of the new creative director there?
On the weekend we see: Haider Ackermann, Riccardo Tisci, shows his new collection for Givenchy on Sunday - as does Phoebe Philo's Celine and the first John Galliano womenswear offering under new creative director Bill Gaytten.