PARIS — The spring of 2023 has arrived, if the provisional paris fashion week the schedule is anything to go by.
With a total of 105 events, including 64 shows and 41 performances, and 11 new brands on the lineup, it will be a jam-packed nine days from September 26 to October 4.
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The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode published its preliminary schedule on Friday, revealing a nearly complete schedule.
Only Uma Wang, Shiatzy Chen, Kimhekim and Calvin Luo are scheduled to show their collections digitally only, due to current travel restrictions with Asia.
Digital content will continue to stream on the federation’s dedicated platform, from pre-recorded movies to live broadcasts and post-show editions.
Kicking off the season is the LVMH Weinsanto Award semi-finalist label, designed by 28-year-old Victor Weinsanto, with its debut scheduled at 5pm on September 26.
Victoria Beckham’s inaugural Parisian show will take place at 5:30 pm on September 30, the first clue for its new design team led by design director Lara Barrio.
The other two entrants, Australian label Zimmerman and London-based AWAKE Mode, will perform later in the week, at 2:30pm on October 3 and 12:30pm on October 4, respectively.
AZ Factory, which said in June it would transform into a multi-brand retailer and showroom, will close on the penultimate day of the week at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3.
On the lineup are Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Valentino, Givenchy and Off-White, who wear a star-studded show. tribute show to its late founder Virgil Abloh in March.
Conspicuously absent is Celine, whose return to the calendar on June 26 came with a side show from kpop pandemic outside the venue as fans jostled to see Blackpink’s Lalisa Manobal, BTS member Kim Tae-hyung, better known as V, and his best friend, actor Park Bo-gum.
On the final day of the spring 2023 womenswear season, Chanel, Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton will repeat their pre-pandemic traditions by taking over the 10:30am, 2pm and 3:30pm slots on October 4.
The Japanese are also expected to be present in person and in numbers this season. designerswhich had not been physically shown in Paris since the pandemic.
Comme des Garçons and Junya Watanabe had returned to Paris for the men’s competition in June. They will be joined by Noir Kei Ninomiya on October 1, starting the day at 9:30 a.m. for Watanabe, followed by Ninomiya at 12 p.m. and Rei Kawakubo Designs at 5 p.m.
Undercover, Mame Kurogouchi, Anrealage and Beautiful People will also present clue Shows throughout the week.
For his compatriot Mitsuru Nishizaki, it will be the first time that his Ujoh label has performed a scheduled show in Paris, after entering the official program last October. It will be the last show of the spring 2023 season, after Vuitton at 5 pm on October 4.
Yohji Yamamoto will also present his womenswear runway in Paris, after airing his menswear collection from Tokyo in June, while Dries Van Noten and Thom Browne will bring their womenswear collections back to the runway, after showing their menswear IRL in June.
Other returnees include Lanvin, whose father Lanvin Group is preparing for an initial public offering; the Ukrainian brand Litkovskaya, which poignantly represented the designer’s creative compatriots last February at Tranoï, and GmbH, which had switched to women’s programming last season due to the new role of its designers Benjamin Huseby and Serhat Isik as creative directors at Trussardi.
As for showings, the seven new names added this season will be distilled through the nine-day showcase, complementing their scheduled reveals with events. These include French brand Boutet Solanes, which has updated its name to reflect input from Constance Boutet’s design partner José Maria Solanes; pressing; Rouhan; Paula Canovas Del Vas and the Ukrainian designer Anna October.
Austrian brand Florentina Leitner and French outdoor specialist Aigle, designed by the designer trio Etudes Studio, will be there on October 2 and 4, respectively.
French jewelry house Messika separately revealed that it would hold an after-hours show on September 28.
The definitive version of paris fashion week The schedule will be published the week of September 12.
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