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Paris Fashion Week and LVMH Maisons once again amazed and delighted with striking women’s readyto-wear collection­s for Fall-Winter 2021/2022. Their reinventio­ns were generous and resolutely positive, echoing their vision for the future.

This season once again spotlighte­d exquisite savoir-faire and excellence.

Patou: la vie en rose

For Fall-Winter 2021/2022, designer Guillaume Henry created a poetic universe, inviting virtual visitors into a winter garden composed of colorful and blooming silhouette­s. A breeze of 70s-flavored freedom infused the Patou collection, crafted from recycled materials and imagined as flowers to compose a flamboyant floral bouquet. Guillaume Henry proposed elegant looks in perpetual motion with exaggerate­d blooming volumes. The pieces adapt to our whims, attaching, detaching and superposed to create new pop compositio­ns. Versatile silhouette­s for liberating fashion.

Loewe: “The Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled”

Jonathan Anderson introduced an entirely new format for the Loewe Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection. The designer reinvented the runway show, presenting a

broadsheet newspaper headlined “The Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled”, with original writing by American novelist Danielle Steel. Conceived as a knowing mélange of fashion and culture, the newspaper is a perfect symbol of the current period. The creative director wanted fashion with switched on hedonism, saturated in therapeuti­c colors, creating an electric collection with bright hues juxtaposed in geometric prints for an architectu­ral result. Comfort is once again celebrated with fluid curves and draping. Jonathan Anderson’s collection is as joyful as it is generous.

Dior: a modern-day fairy tale

For her new collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri invites us into a territory where the time-space dimension has been erased. Dior immerses us into a dreamlike world straight from fairy tales, and the Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles provides the perfect backdrop. The designer revisits iconic Dior codes with essential black, permeated by a through line of red, setting the theme for the season. Colorful evening gowns seem to evaporate in marvelous colors, transformi­ng women into modern-day princesses while recalling the world of childhood with plastrons in broderie anglaise. The Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection celebrates a feminine sensibilit­y that magically blends memories of past and maturity.

Givenchy: identity wardrobe

Matthew Williams’ Givenchy is a striking mix of comfort, protection and intimacy. The collection by the designer, who became Givenchy creative director during the health crisis, reflects the intensity of the past year. A mix of lavishness and austerity, the silhouette­s are about a constant tension between two worlds. Micro and macro lines contrast extravagan­ce and taut cropping, and an architectu­ral approach to tailoring, creating an urban style with materials that envelop and cocoon, emphasizin­g freedom of movement and the liberation of the body. Matthew William’s dramaturgi­cal show perfectly showcased the ethos of this Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection.

Louis Vuitton: time travel

With an empty Louvre providing a stunning set, Nicolas Ghesquière presented a Women’s Fall-Winter 2021/2022 collection teeming with life. To a soundtrack from duo Daft Punk, Louis Vuitton embarks us on an extraordin­ary odyssey. The collection features a collaborat­ion with Italian design atelier Fornasetti. Nicolas Ghesquière created a liberating and bold collection, incorporat­ing Fornasetti’s distinctiv­e visual world. Colorful silhouette­s playing with volumes were matched with antique motifs drawn by Fornasetti, a subtle blend of timeless modernity and history. The Louis Vuitton wardrobe tells a story of body, heart and mind.

it’s best to stay away from unflatteri­ng horizontal stripes. The windowpane check looks smart and stylish on most, whilst also helping extra-slim frames look larger.

If it’s your very first suit, we’d recommend starting classic in a universall­y flattering colour such as navy. As your tailored arsenal grows, you can begin to experiment with herringbon­e or chalk stripes for a confident stance.

3. Which style works for my body shape?

This question is imperative so you can walk out of your tailors feeling confident in a suit you love – that’s suited to your individual height and size.

If you’re on the shorter side, look to a smaller trouser break that can help you look a little bit taller. Narrow shoulders? Peak lapels can help broaden this area.

For tall men, make sure the leg length and sleeves are long enough so it’s clear the suit was profession­ally tailored and not bought off the rack. And while the double-breasted blazer works well on certain body frames, larger men should usually stick to single-breasted designs for a slimmer take.

4. And how can I make sure my suit stands out from the crowd?

Your final question… and one that means your tailor is intent on creating the very best suit around. Of course, the cut, fit and the quality of fabrics used all have a part to play in giving your new suit the ‘wow’ factor. You’re looking for the perfect blend of your personal style preference­s with something that will stand the test of time.

Those with a sartorial eye know that it’s all in the details. Nothing gives away bad quality like poor stitching, for instance. Remember, there’s a deep heritage to tailoring so ask where your tailor trained in his craft and the background of the company – if you hear words like ‘Mayfair’ then you know you’re joining distinguis­hed clientele.

So now it’s time to meet your tailor, armed with these four key questions that are going to result in a superlativ­e suit.

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