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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.

    • video
    Fashion films: An antidote to lockdown uncertainty

    Fashion films: An antidote to lockdown uncertainty

    Our reporter Pascal Mourier also teaches communication sciences at a number of fashion schools. During France's unprecedented eight weeks of lockdown, he asked his students to write and produce a fashion film from the confines of their own homes. The project: to use only the materials immediately available to tell the story of a character's interaction with an item of clothing. We take a look at some of the offerings.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Paris Fashion Week: Pandemic forces Haute couture to go digital

    Paris Fashion Week: Pandemic forces Haute couture to go digital

    In an online message to mark the start of Paris Fashion Week, British supermodel Naomi Campbell ushered in a new age of digital fashion, while also embracing the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement. In these extraordinary times due to Covid-19, runway fashion shows are banned, with designers instead releasing videos on social media to showcase their collections, directed by an array of impressive names. We take a look at how this form of French soft power is moving with the times. 

    • 6 min
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    Pragmatism and resilience: Fashion amid Covid-19

    Pragmatism and resilience: Fashion amid Covid-19

    Pragmatism and resilience aren't usually words associated with high-end fashion, but that was before the Covid-19 pandemic. FRANCE 24 takes you around the world to see how designers are innovating. In Beirut, fashion house Tony Ward is turning its attention away from high-end ball gowns and towards other more immediately useful creations. In Marseille, Atelier Bartavelle is sourcing locally and prioritising artistic collaborations. Last but not least, in Taipei, we discover two labels pushing the boundaries of innovation: DYCTeam and Just In XX.

    • 6 min
    • video
    The post-Covid world: What to expect for fashion?

    The post-Covid world: What to expect for fashion?

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing global lockdown have had a profound effect on the world of fashion. So what will our sartorial future look like? Will things eventually return to what we're used to, or should we expect an overhaul of the system? Designer Jennifer Rönne is pushing for more sustainability, while Dana Messika is rethinking her silhouettes. The French Institute of Fashion, meanwhile, is urging labels to turn their socially responsible pledges and promises into concrete action. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look.

    • 6 min
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    Fashion prizes in the time of Covid-19

    Fashion prizes in the time of Covid-19

    Fashion prizes have long given young designers a chance to prove their worth. The prestigious Open My Med award, financed by the Maison Mode Méditerranée, offers designers the opportunity for mentoring and exposure. But things are very different in the time of Covid-19. Among this year’s winners, Flore Girard de Langlade in Marseille and Romzy in Dakar are making the best of a bad situation, while Quoï Alexander in Paris is questioning whether he still has a future in fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet them.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Free afro hair! The message from British singer-songwriter Shingai

    Free afro hair! The message from British singer-songwriter Shingai

    Dressed in her lucky vintage waterproof by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, British singer-songwriter Shingai is adding the final touches to her new single "War Drums". The former member of the pop-soul group Noisettes has a message. She believes the current Covid-19 crisis provides an exciting opportunity to transform society. But how? As unlikely as it sounds, haircare could be a good place to start. FRANCE 24 finds out more.

    • 7 min

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