Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
The Who's Next, Première Classe, Impact, Man/Woman and Silmo shows were held in Paris on October 2-4, with less of an emphasis on business and more on energising the industry and getting it back on track.
Next has taken a giant new step forward in its business development with its first two premium beauty halls. The new stores have opened in former Debenhams sites at Intu Watford and Intu Milton Keynes.
France has introduced new, tighter restrictions to contain the Covid-19 epidemic, but Parisian trade shows Who's Next, Première Classe, Man/Woman and Silmo are going ahead as planned, starting on October 2.
All about cultural and conceptual diversity in Milan on its final Sunday afternoon, at three very contrasting shows, albeit by two brands with similar names – MSGM and MM6 – and a third with uber wide-ranging origins.