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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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    Ready-to-wear, summer 2021: Streetwear or drapery?

    Ready-to-wear, summer 2021: Streetwear or drapery?

    No one really knows what next summer will bring, but one thing's for sure. When it comes to ready-to-wear fashion, there's a choice between two standout trends: streetwear and drapery. Will the seductive volumes of Yohji Yamamoto carry the day, or will it be the often tongue-in-cheek style of Prune Goldschmidt? Or will it be a choice between the form-hugging creations of Malian-Senegalese designer Lamine Kouyaté and the relaxed "street couture" of Christelle Kocher? FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

    • 6 min
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    Ready-to-wear, summer 2021: Catwalk shows return to Paris Fashion Week

    Ready-to-wear, summer 2021: Catwalk shows return to Paris Fashion Week

    As the world of fashion mourns the death of Kenzo Takada, Paris once again plays host to real-life fashion shows. Under the leadership of creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Kenzo sounds the alarm over the destruction of global bee populations. At Dior, meanwhile, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the way clothes are now more in the private sphere than ever before. And Nigerian designer Kenneth Ize uses his catwalk show to send home a defiant message: the celebration of his queer identity. 

    • 6 min
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    French designer Marine Serre eyes a fashion revolution

    French designer Marine Serre eyes a fashion revolution

    Fashion's up-and-coming generation knows it has the power to have an impact on the world around it. Leading the pack is French designer Marine Serre, who's working towards nothing less than a fashion revolution. Her 2021 summer collection is an exuberant celebration of the power of both recycling and upcycling. Eschewing the traditional catwalk, she instead released a short film, entitled "Amor Fati" or "Love of Fate". We went to meet this audacious and inventive designer who's not afraid to embrace the inherent chaos of life.

    • 6 min
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    Luxury brands join forces with free Paris fashion school Casa 93

    Luxury brands join forces with free Paris fashion school Casa 93

    To keep in tune with the zeitgeist, luxury fashion knows it need to rethink its wasteful image and partnering with alternative fashion movements is proving an effective approach. France's Louis Vuitton, La Redoute and even iconic department store Galeries Lafayette have joined forces with Casa 93, a free fashion school in Paris that champions equal opportunities and also teaches the merits of upcycling. For the school's graduates, meanwhile, a host of exciting professional opportunities await. We take a closer look.

    • 6 min
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    Could the future of fashion be 'phygital'?

    Could the future of fashion be 'phygital'?

    "Phygital" is a simple neologism – the fusion of "physical" and "digital". Social distancing means traditional fashion shows won't be making a return for a while. Emerging in their place is a plethora of digital fashion content destined for social media. At Louis Vuitton, Botter and Burberry, the content is largely narrative-based, with aesthetics melding seamlessly with activism. Top of the class, however, is Jacquemus, with his short, phygital film "Amour". We take a look at it and much more.

    • 5 min
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    Cruise collection 2021: Dior embraces artisanal heritage of Italy's Puglia region

    Cruise collection 2021: Dior embraces artisanal heritage of Italy's Puglia region

    In these unprecedented times, the world of fashion is grappling with a key question. Large gatherings are still banned and the need for social distancing remains – so what future for the traditional catwalk? With stars and influencers no longer travelling, communication strategies are having to adapt. For Dior's 2021 cruise collection, the label put on a dazzling audience-free show in the heart of the Italian city of Lecce. Dior is hoping that, in the long term, embracing ancient artisanal techniques will help it avoid the worst of the economic crisis.

    • 6 min

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