Chanel gambled on a casino for designer Karl Lagerfeld’s 2016 Autumn-Winter collection at Paris Fashion Week.
Another gamble, 3-D printers were used to make the jackets on the catwalk, material and embroidery then embellished the basic design.
Lagerfeld is happy to move with the times:
“You know fashion is not needed, there are other problems in the world which may be more important, so this is not a problem, but it’s an industry and you know, fashion has to go with time, if fashion doesn’t go with time, fashion would be lost.”
Donatella Versace’s latest offerings are inspired by a medieval vision of femininity
Versace’s fashion shows are well known for their extravagance – the runway was a 30-metre long glass case housing 25,000 freshly cut orchids.
Armani held a private show at the Palais Chaillot in Paris as ever the house impressed.
Wearing flat shoes and slippers, their hands sometimes in their pockets, the models looked coolly glamorous and comfortable as they walked casually down the long runway.
This year marks Armani’s 40th in the business, and this show was just one more example of the fact that he remains as relevant as ever.