It’s always a pleasure to return to fashion week in Paris, the climax of a month of international runway shows where designers do what they are meant to do: create visually arresting images along with exciting fashion.
If at first you don’t succeed try again. Lanvin introduced its fourth designer in as many years this morning in Paris. And its latest pick, Bruno Sialelli, made a sensational debut for France’s oldest couture house.
Swarovski has, finally, opened its doors to the curious and enquiring, welcoming several scores of editors into their brand new Manufaktur design studio, and a series of show spaces, on Wednesday afternoon.
After 30 days of shows that began on the Bund in Shanghai with Tommy Hilfiger and ended in Paris in the Louvre with Louis Vuitton, we rate the 12 most beautiful and influential shows of the international season.