Paris, 26 January 2023 (TDI): Paris Fashion Week started with the best fall/winter 2023 menswear collection on 16 January 2023. Innovative and classic fashion houses are presenting their latest collections and collaborating at the Paris Fashion Week.

Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Dior, Ludovic de Saint, Sernin Loewe, Kenzo, and Dries Van Noten is exhibiting their Men Fall/Winter 2023 collections.

The lively designs and silhouettes depict growing up. The collections included coats, blouses with giant bows, pants, and overcoats in wool, cashmere, mohair, smooth leather, and patent leather.

Models specifically wore collared jackets, the ’60s suiting, ’70s leather coats, cable knit sweaters, and patchwork jackets in PFW.

Paris Fashion Week 2023
Models in Paris Fashion Week 2023

Paris Women Couture Fashion Week also began on 23 January 2023. Giambattista Valli, Schiaparelli, Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Chanel, Valentino, and Fendi are showcasing their spring/summer 2023 collections.

Their spring-themed collection featured astonishing gowns. The collection includes washed silk, colored materials, and textured knitwear in stunning colors. New accessories included 3D-printed shoes and boots.

Prominently models walked the runway in the lion-head dress and with the she-wolf design on an all-black cloak to symbolize lust, pride, and avarice.

Animal-head dresses are not the only attraction. A dark tuxedo with futuristic jumpsuit shoulders and a bronze bustier is interesting. Doja Cat wore red jewelry and makeup to make a statement. Hand-applying 30,000 Swarovski crystals took over five hours.

Introduction to Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week is held biannually in Paris, France. International designers display their latest collections on the runway in this event to industry experts, buyers, and media.

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, representing French fashion, organizes the event. PFW is one of the most prestigious fashion events, along with London, Milan, and New York Fashion Week.

Background of Paris Fashion Week 

Paris Fashion Week began in the 18th century when Paris became the world’s fashion capital. Paris’ elite and rich attended designer’s exclusive showings.

By the 1920s and 1930s, Parisian social calendars included fashion exhibitions in public places. The twice-yearly “Prêt-à-Porter,” which means “Ready to Wear,” fashion weeks began in 1973.

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Paris Fashion Week’s collections are eagerly awaited and frequently covered by the media, influencing the fashion industry.

The Grand Palais and Tuileries gardens host the citywide shows. Buyers, journalists, celebrities, and fashion fans visit the city for the event.

PFW has become highly known for its originality and ingenuity, with various designers pushing fashion forward. The event comprises exhibitions, parties, talks, and the main shows. It also showcases new designers and brands.

Paris Fashion Week – A Source of Global Diversity

In recent years, critics criticized Paris Fashion Week for its lack of global diversity and inclusivity. According to them, the event does not reflect global diversity.

The organizer has added more diverse models, designers, and themes to satisfy industry concerns for diversity and inclusivity.

Paris Fashion Week has recently promoted designers from underrepresented backgrounds. African, Asian, and Middle Eastern designers participate in this platform.

PFW has made the fashion business more diverse and inclusive, promoting cultural understanding and acceptance.