What You Missed at Paris Fashion Week Fall 2021
A look at memorable moments from CHANEL, LANVIN, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Andrew Gn and Akris
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
March 16, 2021
Paris Fashion Week wrapped with a powerful punch. Designers did not hold back when it came to opulent looks and production techniques a la virtual.
CHANEL: Retro Fab
Diana Ross’ “Do You Know Where You’re Going To?” was the soundtrack to CHANEL’s collection. So where are we going? Well back in time it seems, for some major 70s by way of overalls, collared suits, fancy furs, wide legged pants, and sequins that felt straight from the disco.
LANVIN: Rich Girl Swag
Joie de vivre (exuberant enjoyment of life) was the theme of creative director Bruno Sialelli’s collection. Shown by way of a music video to the sounds of ‘Rich Girl’ by Gwen Stefani, featuring Eve, with Eve actually making an appearance herself. More retro here, but 80s and 90s. Fun feathers and loads of animal print.
Balmain: Futuristic Aviation Chic
Balmain Fall/Winter 2021 is ready for take off at the Air France Industries Hangars. Models walked the wing of an airplane in styles mimicking that of early pilots and modern-day astronauts. Then the line took to space with an out of this world look into the future of fashion.
Louis Vuitton: Works of Art
Held at the Louvre with models walking well more than six feet apart, down the museum runway to Daft Punk tunes blasting. More 80s here via flouncy leather and stiff tulle skirts peeking under wools and knits with interesting pockets, and a mix and match of color, volume and print that create something just as interesting to look at as the paintings and sculptures that surround them.
Christian Dior: Haunting Couture
Beauté dérangeante or disturbing beauty was the motif of this cinematic delivery of the Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 collection. Set in what seemed like an enchantingly haunted castle, the fashion felt the same way with gothic elements and bright blood reds.
Andrew Gn: Big and Bright Statements
Hope & Glory was the title of the Autumn/Winter 2021/22 show that was filled with bright and beautiful designs. Statement earrings, big sleeves, jeweled belt buckles, structured shoulders and ornate dresses and boots were the highlights.
Akris: Bundled Up
Set on a snowy outdoor path Creative Director Albert Kriemler’s women were all about the walk. And they walked in layered cashmere, loads of draping, lots of embroidery, and oversized freedom and the “utmost of ease.”