Paris Couture Fashion Week Is Going Virtual this July
Find out when to tune in here.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Paris Couture Fashion Week will take place online this July. According to Vogue, the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode will host virtual shows from “accredited” couture fashion houses on a designated platform.
Additional content will also be incorporated into the videos, along with a schedule that mimics the flow of a real-life Fashion Week. All 41 eligible couture-grade brands including Iris van Herpen, Versace, Chanel, Valentino and more are able to participate in the upcoming digital couture week. However, some maisons in the industry have recently restructured and most likely won’t be taking part, such as Jean Paul Gaultier who recently announced that his Haute Couture collection will relaunch in collaboration with Chitose Abe of sacai. Givenchy, on the other hand, currently does not have an Artistic Director and has stated that it will announce its new creative leadership soon. This means that production of the label’s couture line is likely on hold.
The digital shows for Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week will take place from July 6 to 8, followed by Menswear Week (July 9 to 13) and Milan Fashion Week Digital (July 14 to 17). In related news, did you hear that Gucci is going seasonless and plans to have two shows a year instead?