Paris Fashion Week begins on Monday with a protégé of Jean Paul Gaultier walking the catwalk first, while the luxury world awaits Victoria Beckham’s French debut.
As is customary, the first day is devoted to young designers, and the opening display of womenswear spring-summer 2023 is by Victor Weinsanto, a 28-year-old former dancer who studied under Jean Paul Gaultier before founding his label in 2020.
Weinsanto told AFP that his collection is a “love declaration” to his generation and was inspired by other young designers.
The designer, sporting vivid orange hair, stated that people are currently seeking “creativity, freedom, lunacy, and humor” in their attire.
“We desire escape,” he remarked.
Like many of his generation, he prioritizes sustainability and diversity, with nearly all of his designs manufactured using surplus stock from other firms.
He stated that the clothing is made for “both mother and daughter.”
– Metaverse – Additional references to the zeitgeist: Weinsanto’s presentation will also feature a collection designed exclusively for K-Pop idols Lightsum, who will appear virtually via holograms at the conclusion of the catwalk show.
In the metaverse, this digital collection will be sold as NFTs.
Weinsanto stated that he was intrigued by internet fashion, even if he did not view it as essential to the industry.
“You can truly be liberated,” he remarked. I wish to move beyond 3D.
More than 100 brands are listed on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar.
The majority of designers, including Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, and Issey Miyake, have returned to live runway displays following the shift online during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Victoria Beckham, who has previously shown at New York and London Fashion Weeks, makes her debut at Paris Fashion Week.
Despite positive accolades, Beckham’s company has struggled to earn a profit since she debuted as a designer in 2008, and a freshly reorganized back office is looking for a lift in Paris.