The fashion competition has chosen the Belgian designer to head the fashion jury, the director of Atelier Montex (Chanel-owned embroidery specialists) the accessories jury, and Pierre Debusschere the photography jury.
Fendi staged its latest couture show inside the former home of the Paris Bourse on Thursday. But while its owner LVMH continues to flourish on the French stock market, Fendi did not enjoy a winning couture season.
Three Paris-based couturiers - Olivier Theyskens at Azzaro, Stéphane Rolland and Alexandre Vauthier - reminded how much life there is in the métier with inventive, classicism-with-a-twist shows and videos.
Arthur Robert gathered inspiration from the surf culture of the Southwestern coast of France along with elements of the American Wild West to create his first collection presented at Tranöi on Thursday.
This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
Friday in Paris Menswear was a tour of the city from an evangelical cathedral, cut-stone mansion, Marais showroom and Place des Victoires townhouse. We caught up with Jil Sander, Paul Smith, Isabel Marant and Jeanerica.