Paris Fashion Week to feature 64 shows, 41 presentations
The women’s fashion’s union chamber, the main institutional body for womenswear within the French Fashion and Haute Couture Federation, has unveiled the provisional calendar of Paris Fashion Week, which from September 26 to October 4 will showcase the Spring/Summer 2023 collections by 105 labels. In-person events are well and truly back, as the French capital will host 64 runway shows and 41 presentations for its fashion week’s next edition.
Among this season’s new entries, British designer Victoria Beckham, whose label will show for the first time in Paris on Friday September 30 at 5.30 pm, having shown in London and New York in the past. Another British label staging its maiden Paris Fashion Week show will be A.W.A.K.E. Mode, as will another emerging name, Australian label Zimmermann.
French label Weinsanto, another newcomer to the event, will get the show calendar under way on Monday September 26 at 5 pm. Dior and Koché will follow on September 27. The next day, it will be the turn of Courrèges and Balmain, while Chloé and Off-White are scheduled on September 29.
Friday 30 is the date of the show by Issey Miyake, whose eponymous designer passed away this summer aged 84. A show that will be the brainchild of creative director Satoshi Kondo, and will honour the memory of the exceptional Japanese designer.
Ester Manas, Hermès and Comme des Garçons will show on Saturday October 1, while Balenciaga and Givenchy will feature on Sunday 2. Stella McCartney and Lanvin will take to the runways on Monday 3, and Chanel, Vuitton and Ujoh will close the week on Tuesday October 4.
All shows will be broadcast live on the Paris Fashion Week website.
Among the absentees, Nina Ricci has notably dropped out of the calendar. The Parisian label has been without a creative director since early 2022 following the departure of the Botter label's designer duo, Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh.
VTMNTS, which chose to show at the Paris women’s week in March, has instead opted to present its Spring/Summer 2023 collection at the menswear fashion week in June. French fashion’s young prodigy, Marine Serre, had also previously decided to present her mixed-gender collection on the men’s calendar, staging a major show at an athletics stadium in Vanves, near Paris, in the manner of an Olympic Games’ opening ceremony.
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