Paris Fashion Week channels humor, animated film for spring

A mannequin wears a creation for the Hermes Spring-Summer time 2022 ready-to-wear style present offered Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Paris. (AP Photograph/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — As weary fashionistas made it to the top of Paris Vogue Week’s 96 bodily and digital spring-summer exhibits, Saturday’s runways supplied the spark to maintain the vitality going regardless of the rain and grey skies. Among the world’s high designers channeled humor, brilliant colours, modern design strategies and even animated movies for ever-imaginative shows.

Listed below are some highlights of ready-to-wear assortment for Spring-Summer time 2022:


Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood was in sometimes eccentric type.

Mixing Glam Rock references from Westwood’s 80s heyday with historic musing and a tongue firmly in cheek, Kronthaler created 66 items of style mayhem and placed on one of the crucial enjoyable exhibits this Paris style season.

To a plasma display screen that projected blown-up photos of structure and textiles, fashions stood showcasing types that just about defied description.

Did the pale bridal costume with invisible scaffolding on the again resemble a tent, or was it meant to evoke a garment that had been frolicked to dry on a clothesline? An enormous white historic hat lower a superb form, however on nearer inspection was made out of a cuddly toy bearing the face of an previous bearded man.

However whereas the humor was simple, there have been additionally many moments of chic style design. A trompe l’oeil robe had pale blue cloth “floating” abstractly on its entrance. The only appears had been additionally among the finest, together with a draped white robe with a lovely dynamic whoosh of fabric.


The style-forward home of Tokyo’s Kunihiko Morinaga has constructed up an enormous fan base in Japan for his daring ideas that merge artwork and style.

On Saturday, Morinaga didn’t disappoint.

The award-winning designer handled style editors to a collaboration with Oscar-nominated Japanese animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda. It was quick style film set within the land of “U” — with garments that evoked the landmark sci-fi film “Tron.”

Polygonal silhouettes comprised of triangles of materials in his signature patchwork had been immersed within the fictional universe of a form of futuristic Japan.

They had been comprised of classic clothes and hi-tech reflective materials that the home stated had been made utilizing a particular bonding approach. The designs’ matching platform sandals had been embellished with the identical motif. It was an fascinating touch upon how the digital world has affected the style trade.

Morinaga stated the concept of the present started when he was requested by Hosoda to create the digital stage costume for a live performance scene in “BELLE” (2021), his upcoming animated characteristic movie.


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