One designer who has had an unusual career path is Andreas Aresti, a Queens-born designer who lives in the West Village, produces in Italy and showed his latest collection for Lourdes in Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
Normally, at this time of year, the world's fashionistas would have descended en masse on Paris for the latest womenswear collections. Instead, models are having to find new ways to keep their careers afloat.
LVMH's star label, which was set to show at the close of Paris Fashion Week, has postponed its virtual presentation by one day. The house will now unveil its collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 on Wednesday, March 10.
Milan Fashion Week, almost wholly digital, will run until March 1. Italy’s top labels will all take part, except Versace, alongside many debut names like Del Core, a new entry premiering with a real show.
Health protection measures are once again preventing Paris’s trade shows from being held regularly. WSN’s joint event scheduled in early March has been cancelled, and only a reduced Première Classe show will be staged.