Craft And Culture At PFW SS 2020

Paris Fashion Week

Fashion is an expression. Fashion is about coming closer to oneself when one begins to express through his/her clothes. Fashion is freedom. For years now, the fashion world has been accused of being avaricious with the ostentatious values the fashion shows, weeks and months had exhibited. Paris Fashion Week (PFW) Spring-Summer (SS) 2020 from September 23 to October 1, 2019 (extended up to October 4 for mini-events), in some ways, took the necessary first step towards the reversal of that perception. Fashion emerged victoriously. While some collections by designers like Rick Owens came armed with political statements, Alexander McQueen’s was the show that warmed a million hearts with the way it denounced pop taste via its messages of community, consciousness and artisanal calibre.

Fashion world virtuosos like Dior, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, and Chanel presented their collections among others. Sarah Burton’s Spring 2020 collection for Alexander McQueen created something of an iconic moment when she was accompanied by an entire team of McQueen staffers for her bow at the end. The flower motifs of endangered species on her creations carried obscure meanings for a major statement of conservation and community.

Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai was a dream as she made her PFW debut when she walked for Giambattista Valli in a printed, vibrant smock dress. Being the brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris for 18 years, the actress walked the L’Oreal Paris Le Défilé show with other stars like Eva Longoria, Camilla Cabello and Cheryl.

Rahul Mishra presented his second PFW collection this time replete with 20 pieces of intricate embroidery some of which consumed more than 3,400 of toil. He presented his collection in collaboration with Zoya, the exquisite diamond boutique from the House of Tata.

Besides that, in another widely-addressed moment, the infamous ‘fashion crasher’ stormed on the runway in the first Paris fashion show by Chanel without Karl Lagerfeld.  The crasher — Marie Benoliel, a comedian — was eventually stopped and was walked off the runway by Gigi Hadid and other models.

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