Of the many designer debuts we’ve seen over the past few seasons, few have been as exciting and evocative as Pharrell. Much discussion of Williams at Louis Vuitton. The multi-hyphenated musician succeeding Virgil Abloh will launch for the French fashion house in June His first collection. Day 1 of Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
The provisional calendar released today by the Federation of Haute Couture and Fashion shows Louis Vuitton moved up from its usual location to Opening Day, although the official calendar for the opening is the Institute Française, as is customary BA exhibition at de la Mode. The week that ends June 22 is Ludovic de Saint Sernin, who recently made headlines for leaving Ann Demeulemeester’s creative director after just one season. It will be the French designer’s first show since leaving the Belgian fashion house.
Rhuigi Villaseñor finds himself in a similar situation as he is due to present the latest collection for his label Rhude after leaving Bally last week for two seasons. The presentation is scheduled for June 20. Newcomers to the
speaking calendar include recently announced CFDA/Vogue New York Fashion Fund finalist Angelo Urritía – Brand 4SDesigns, International Woolmark Award winner Adeju Thompson for Nigerian brand Lagos Space Programme, Japanese brand Bed JW Ford and Vincent Frédéric Colombo’s brand CREOLE. Making his debut on the official calendar is Burç Akyol, one of nine finalists for the LVMH Prize, which will be announced on 7 June.
Notably absent from the calendar is Thom Browne. The New York-based CFDA chairman regularly presents his spring menswear collections in the June Paris menswear calendar. The brand has yet to reveal plans for the spring 2023 menswear season, but recently showed its fall 2023 menswear season readiness – at Design During his first season at the helm of CFDA, he launched his wear collection in New York.
Also on the calendar is Paris Menswear Week stalwart Walter Van Beirendonck at 20st; Rick Owens, Givenchy and Dries Van Noten at 22nd; Dior Men at 22rd; and Hermès and Loewe at 24th. Kenzo and Marine Serre will continue to showcase their ready-to-wear and menswear collections during the show.