Paris Fashion Week and LVMH Maisons once again amazed and delighted with striking women’s ready-to-wear collections for Fall-Winter 2021/2022. Their reinventions were generous and resolutely positive, echoing their vision for the future. This season once again spotlighted exquisite savoir-faire and excellence.
Patou: la vie en rose
For Fall-Winter 2021/2022, designer Guillaume Henry created a poetic universe, inviting virtual visitors into a winter garden composed of colorful and blooming silhouettes. A breeze of 70s-flavored freedom infused the Patou collection, crafted from recycled materials and imagined as flowers to compose a flamboyant floral bouquet. Guillaume Henry proposed elegant looks in perpetual motion with exaggerated blooming volumes. The pieces adapt to our whims, attaching, detaching and superposed to create new pop compositions. Versatile silhouettes for liberating fashion.
Loewe: “The Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled”
Jonathan Anderson introduced an entirely new format for the Loewe Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection. The designer reinvented the runway show, presenting a broadsheet newspaper headlined “The Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled”, with original writing by American novelist Danielle Steel. Conceived as a knowing mélange of fashion and culture, the newspaper is a perfect symbol of the current period. The creative director wanted fashion with switched on hedonism, saturated in therapeutic colors, creating an electric collection with bright hues juxtaposed in geometric prints for an architectural result. Comfort is once again celebrated with fluid curves and draping. Jonathan Anderson’s collection is as joyful as it is generous.
Dior: a modern-day fairy tale
For her new collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri invites us into a territory where the time-space dimension has been erased. Dior immerses us into a dreamlike world straight from fairy tales, and the Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles provides the perfect backdrop. The designer revisits iconic Dior codes with essential black, permeated by a through line of red, setting the theme for the season. Colorful evening gowns seem to evaporate in marvelous colors, transforming women into modern-day princesses while recalling the world of childhood with plastrons in broderie anglaise. The Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection celebrates a feminine sensibility that magically blends memories of past and maturity.
Givenchy: identity wardrobe
Matthew Williams’ Givenchy is a striking mix of comfort, protection and intimacy. The collection by the designer, who became Givenchy creative director during the health crisis, reflects the intensity of the past year. A mix of lavishness and austerity, the silhouettes are about a constant tension between two worlds. Micro and macro lines contrast extravagance and taut cropping, and an architectural approach to tailoring, creating an urban style with materials that envelop and cocoon, emphasizing freedom of movement and the liberation of the body. Matthew William’s dramaturgical show perfectly showcased the ethos of this Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection.
Louis Vuitton: time travel
With an empty Louvre providing a stunning set, Nicolas Ghesquière presented a Women’s Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection teeming with life. To a soundtrack from duo Daft Punk, Louis Vuitton embarks us on an extraordinary odyssey. The collection features a collaboration with Italian design atelier Fornasetti. Nicolas Ghesquière created a liberating and bold collection, incorporating Fornasetti’s distinctive visual world. Colorful silhouettes playing with volumes were matched with antique motifs drawn by Fornasetti, a subtle blend of timeless modernity and history. The Louis Vuitton wardrobe tells a story of body, heart and mind.