The 4 Things Every Fashion Insider Will Be Talking About This Couture Week

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With all the season and designer shake-ups happening within the fashion industry, it’s hard to keep up – but fret not, because we’ve been tracking all the excitement for you. Scroll down for Savoir Flair’s quick recap of what’s about to go down during Couture Week in Paris, starting with some of this season’s unexpected players.

1

New Kids on the Block

The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, France’s governing fashion body, has invited guest brands Vetements, Iris van Herpen, and J. Mendel (among others) to present collections alongside exclusive Haute Couture members that include Chanel and Dior. The upcoming Vetements show is one of the most anticipated of the season, with Creative Director Demna Gvasalia undertaking unlikely collaborations with a number of fashion brands like Juicy Couture, Levi’s, and Hanes.

Vetements | Photo: Courtesy of Gorunway
2

Designer Departures

Christian Dior is set to announce Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri as its Creative Director after the show, marking the first time in the French fashion house’s history that a woman is at the helm. Savoir Flair covered the story as soon as the news broke and more details on the move can be found here.

Valentino | Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
3

Local Flavors

Couture Week already enjoys a strong Middle Eastern presence, with the likes of Elie SaabRami Al Ali, and Zuhair Murad flying the flag for the region. This season, Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco will also be showcasing his exquisite creations in Paris.

Rami Al Ali | Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
4

Off Calendar

With fashion insiders heading to the City of Light for the couture shows, a number of designers and brands are jumping at the opportunity to conduct other activities during the week. Proenza Schouler is set to show its Resort 2017 collection in Paris, while London-based designer Giles Deacon will present a bespoke collection focusing on red carpet-worthy pieces. Additionally, Alberta Ferretti will showcase her Limited Edition line today, which features eveningwear dresses ranging from feminine cocktail dresses to gowns.

Making the most of the fash pack’s congregation in Europe, Karl Lagerfeld will stage a “haute fourrure” presentation in Rome on July 7th in celebration of Fendi’s 90th anniversary.

Proenza Schouler | Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
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