The final calendar published by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, French fashion’s governing body, shows that 16 brands are scheduled to stage physical events at the upcoming Paris Couture Week with Dior and Chanel holding two separate shows.
Valentino, which showcased its collection in Italy and online during the last three season also returned to the fashion week. Other brands that will participate in the event include Azzaro Couture, Alexis Mabille, Stéphane Rolland, JulienFournié, AlexandreVauthier, Viktor & Rolf, Elie Saab, Yuima Nakazato, ImaneAyissi and Yanina Couture. In addition, there are seven physical presentations and six digital-only shows.
Gaultier’s show will feature a collection designed by Glenn Martens. The Belgian designer behind Paris-based Y/Project, and also the creative director of Diesel, follows Sacai’sChitose Abe as the house’s second guest couturier.
The Paris Couture Week will make a return from January 24 to 27 ever since Giorgio Armani cancelled his privehalte couture spring 2022 show due to the surge in COVID-19 infections in Europe.
French AIDS charity Sidaction subsequently postponed its fundraising gala to July 7, and it is understood that most events have been called off.
GiambattistaValli has opted for a digital presentation that is scheduled to go live at 7:30 p.m. Paris time on Jan. 17, the eve of Men’s Fashion Week. The shows will comply with reinforced safety protocols. In addition to travel restrictions, which are regularly updated, the French government plans to upgrade its existing health pass to a vaccination pass on Jan. 15.