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LVMH MAISONS REINVENT THE RUNWAY FOR PARIS FASHION WEEK WOMEN’S FALL-WINTER 2021/2022
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.