The ongoing Paris Fashion Week has been rife with the unfolding of new beginnings. First, it marked Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut as creative director at Chloé. It’s a significant milestone for both Ramsay-Levi and the house: This is the first time the relative unknown spearheads a house, and she’s the first Frenchwoman to lead Chloé since Martine Sitbon was appointed in 1988.
Another highlight was Givenchy’s reinvention by ex-Chloé head honcho Clare Waight Keller. Ushering in her era, Keller showcased the vision of her seductive Givenchy women — and a handful of men, too — who were dressed in plunging necklines, black and white lace, leather trench coats, and shiny dark tailoring.
The new chapter that was probably the most controversial of all was Balenciaga’s. Two days before presenting its show — which was replete with Crocs platforms 0f all vile colours (vomit-green! in-your-face yellow! anti-millennial pink!) — the label introduced a new logo. Clearly, Demna Gvasalia’s brand overhaul at the French house is far from over. In a statement, the brand disclosed its typeface influence: “Conceived in-house, the development process was inspired by the clarity of public transportation signage.”
From Undercover’s genius The Shining reincarnation to Off-White’s Lady Di tribute, here are the best Instagram posts from Paris Fashion Week you might have missed.
(Main image: Corey Tenold at Givenchy; featured image: Balenciaga)