The French house did two small showings at La Samaritaine near the Seine, and took the digital offering up a notch. Green screens lined the runway, and the international fashion press watching from home could swivel their cameras 360-degrees for a near-IRL experience.
The clothes, too, were futuristic and forward-thinking. In the show notes, creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere wrote that the collection “erases gender and promises exponential creative possibilities. What does an in-between garment look like? What kind of cut can dissolve masculine and feminine? What wardrobe might s/he look good in?”
The possibilities for fluid fashion were endless, with baggy chino pants, acid-wash denim shirts, skater tees and cleverly crafted expandable jackets.
But the collection was also grounded in the here and now, most pointedly with a fine knit sweater imploring the audience to “vote”. It was a fashion statement that transcended the runway, and a fitting finale to the season that was.
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