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Live Review Round-Up: Paris S/S 21 Womenswear

by SHOWstudio on 11 October 2020

Calum Knight and Hetty Mahlich round-up what went down at Paris Fashion Week, closing a season like no other.

From Marine Serre's expansion of her post-apocalyptic universe via fashion film and Balenciaga's music video set on the empty streets of Paris, to Rick Owens' show of resilience with his live streamed show from the Venice Lido Casino, they discuss the designers who successfully responded directly to the current moment.

Unpicking Matthew Williams' highly anticipated Givenchy debut and the start of a new era, also discussed are the designers who used this season to develop brand narratives. Thebe Magugu unveiled a dream collaboration with stylist Ib Kamara and image-maker Kristin-Lee Moolman and Grace Wales Bonner refined her hybrid aesthetic of tailoring and sportswear via a fashion film. They also talk about John Galliano's Maison Margiela S/S 21 co-ed collection and film S.W.A.L.K II, directed by Nick Knight, and worked on by Calum Knight, who offers an insider's perspective of key takeaways.

The duo also talk about who successfully traversed both IRL and URL spaces, offering up Louis Vuitton's green screened show, Miu Miu's virtual front row and Kiko Kostadinov womenswear's interactive as cases in point.

Finally, they discuss Chanel and Dior, and how, despite the importance of the physical runway shows to their brands, this season they became lost in translation.

Calum Knight and Hetty Mahlich round-up what went down at Paris Fashion Week, closing a season like no other.

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