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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

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Fashion

Updated 6 days ago

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All the best of the Parisian catwalks and a look behind the scenes at the big names in Haute Couture. Every Friday at 10.20 am Paris time.

Rank #1: In the 21st century, fashion will be dystopian and sexy

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In the 21st century, designers no longer tell princess stories. Instead, they fall into dystopia. For his Winter 2019 Ready-to-wear collection, Manish Arora honours Mad Max, while Rick Owens reveals people of the desert; Tuomas Merikoski (Aalto) shows off a "modest" wardrobe, while Thom Browne pays tribute to Lady Troubridge, a feminist sculptor and lesbian. For Masha Ma and Vivienne Westwood, fashion today has the power to change our worldview. Isabel Marant proves it, in a rather sexy way!

Apr 05 2019

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Rank #2: Haute Couture, winter 2019/2020: Digital innovation no substitute for couture workshops

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To celebrate its 10th anniversary, French fashion house Julien Fournié is unveiling its sponsors, Apple and Dassault Systems. But that's not to suggest for a moment that the digital world can supplant the extraordinary work of the couture workshops, producing unique piece after unique piece. Alexandre Vauthier takes a similar view. As for Jean Paul Gaultier, he's breaking with the past, and choosing to stay away from fur. But then again, the only constant with Gaultier is change.

Jul 19 2019

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Rank #3: Paris Fashion Week: End of an era for Chanel; the show must go on for other labels

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On February 19, fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld passed away. Two weeks later, under the dome of Paris's Grand Palais, his colleagues and clients got to see his final creations for Chanel, revealed against an alpine backdrop. It's been a difficult few weeks for the world of fashion, but the show must go on. At Louis Vuitton the offering was decidedly sporty, while Yohji Yamamoto embraced his trademark humour. Stella McCartney, meanwhile, did what she does best: urging us to save the planet.

Mar 08 2019

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Rank #4: Paris goes green for summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear

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Fashion produced by France costs an average 600 euros per piece, and earns the sector around 5 billion euros annually. It also requires the equivalent of some 2,000 tonnes of fabric. The cost to the environment is also big. But fashion brands are realising the need to become more ‘green friendly’. This year Dior’s show will feature trees later to be replanted around Paris, while Koché will show at the Pompidou’s public library, a nod to one of her earliest inspirations, books.

Sep 27 2019

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Rank #5: Gang of Witches, the feminist sisterhood shaking up the system

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For years, many saw fashion and feminism as mutually exclusive. But today, that couldn't be further from the truth. Feminism as a political – and sartorial – statement is everywhere, embraced by both established and obscure labels. So who are those influencing the influencers here in France? We meet the activist group Gang of Witches, a collective of artists, writers and singers banging the drums of equality.

Jun 14 2019

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Rank #6: Haute Couture, summer 2019: Down with uniforms!

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This summer, how about we leave our uniforms behind? Whether it’s floaty sun dresses, cotton shirts or denim cut-offs, we all tend to return time and time again to the same summer looks. It's time to shake things up. And while the price tags may be alarming, there's nothing wrong with finding some inspiration in the rarified world of haute couture. Whether the designs are "arty", as with Iris van Herpen, or worn with cowboy boots, like at Schiaparelli!

Mar 22 2019

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Rank #7: Casa 93: The alternative fashion school

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How do we reinvent fashion? Tackling the problem at its root means going back to the way it's taught: fashion schools are often elitist. So former journalist Nadine Gonzalez decided to create a French version of the school she established in the favelas of Rio to get people out of poverty. The idea: free tuition, with no qualifications required to get in. It's called Casa 93, a nod to the postcode in the Seine-Saint-Denis neighbourhood where the school is located. FRANCE 24 went to check it out.

Sep 13 2019

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Rank #8: Backstage at the Paradis Latin cabaret in Paris with Iris Mittenaere

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At the Paris cabaret hall Paradis Latin, choreographer Kamel Ouali is working with Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere. The ambitious revue they're perfecting tells the story of a waiter whose dream of taking to the stage comes true. The dazzling costumes are by Parisian haute couture label On Aura Tout Vu. With rehearsals well underway, we take you backstage for a glimpse of breathtaking artistry and sartorial excess.

May 31 2019

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Rank #9: Men's fashion, summer 2020: Designers angry at climate change

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Fashion is the world's second most polluting industry. Revealing their latest summer 2020 menswear collections in Paris, designers are part of the problem. But some are also ready to be part of the solution. Among them is Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, who tells people to "be angry". We also check out eco-conscious collections made from organic or upcycled materials, as well as one fashion show in a sea of carnations and another at Paris's Place des Vosges.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #10: Young creative minds out in force at 11th Tunis Fashion Week

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Tunisia may still be seen as a producer of clothes rather than a designer, but that's slowly changing. For proof, look no further than the spectacular show put on by students at the Higher Institute of Fashion Trades of Monastir, or the collection for "real women" offered up by Ambre Aumoitte, a graduate of the Parisian fashion school Atelier Chardon Savard. Meanwhile, for Miriem Kebiri, in charge of leather goods at Atelier Lital, the real fight is still for equality between men and women.

Jul 12 2019

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