The final fashion capital, Paris, will be showcasing the new Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collections by some of the biggest fashion houses and well-known designers.
Out of all the shows that are going to be a part of Paris fashion week the most awaited one is the Christian Dior’s show where the RAF Simons will be taking the center stage. He’s going to present his first ready-to-wear range for Dior. This season you can expect a significant shift in style for Dior as Raf has taken the lead position in the brand. Since, he’s an ultra-modernist designer on the front of a traditional French fashion brand, this is surely going to be an interesting one. The audience will be looking forward to this show wondering what is going to happen to the beautiful wasp-waited corsets, the petticoats and the bustier-style bodices, which have been defining the 65-yr old fashion house.
The other equally awaited show is Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The French fashion house that completed 50 years in 2012 will be displayed Hedi Slimane’s first ready-to-wear collection for Saint Laurent. Hedi is another futuristic designer, who is the head of another tradition French Fashion house, and it’ll be really exciting to see how Hedi’s sleek background and minimalist approach blends with the Yven Saint Laurent’s classic designs. It’ll be the question on everyone’s mind, how Slimane will turn her couture-like designs into the more commercial ready-to-wear aesthetics. We’ll be up for something unexpected from the super-talented designer.
Last time around Chanel featured a glacial catwalk with the giant shards of ice, which added the final touch to their chilling wintery Autumn/Winter 2012 show in the Paris. While talking about the Louis Vuitton, they presented what could be called as a visual treat during the Autumn/Winter 2012 show. The station guards were accompanying the models, as they carried the signature Louis Vuitton luggage. The models looked set to aboard the Orient Express as they circumnavigated a large steam train. The grand stage for both the brands looked nothing short of a movie set.
Now after setting the bar so high, it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next. Chanel’s show will be on Tuesday 2nd October, while Louis Vuitton will be displaying their designs on the last day of the fashion week i.e. Wednesday 3rd October.