“Digital is clearly part of the shape of fashion to come and we will take it as an opportunity for innovation to complement tradition,” Ralph Toledano, the president of the FHCM, told Vogue. Unlike the majority of brands set on staging something in September, Virgil Abloh is holding out until 2021 to present his own women’s and men’s spring collections. © 2020 Condé Nast. This digital-only week joins the calendar alongside digital iterations from London Fashion Week (June 12 to 14) and Milan Fashion Week (July 14 to 17). Chanel will debut Virginie Viard’s third couture collection during the house’s usual Tuesday morning time, with Ronald van der Kemp set to close out day two. ET. The collection will available for purchase in February, about a month after the looks debuted on the runway. Joining Armani, Chitose Abe of Sacai will debut her couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier as his first guest designer in the New Year. In Paris, FHCM will host the first-ever virtual couture fashion week. In addition to prerecorded product presentations, designers will step into the spotlight during live interviews and themed conversations with Vogue editors. ET. Ahead of the rescheduled Paris men’s fashion week, Hermès is livestreaming a digital experience tied to its spring 2021 collection, slated to go live at 8 a.m. List of Designers who have joined DFW in fashion runway showcase, pop up store and trunk show. The idea that this season I will present the collection with a digital tool gives me great energy and freedom of thought because I can finally enter directly into people’s place,” Alessandro Sartori, artistic director of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, explained in a press release. Please stay tune. Similar to the flow of an IRL men’s fashion week, the digital week will be organized by time slots, allowing for back-to-back streams on one central platform. “Conscious of the current circumstance and its waves of radical change, Saint Laurent has decided to take control of its pace and reshape its schedule,” Anthony Vaccarello, the house’s creative director, wrote in an Instagram post published in April. The FHCM has announced that the men’s spring 2021 collections would pivot to a video-only format this season. Saint Laurent, which is also owned by Gucci’s parent company, Kering, announced its departure from this year’s preset schedules and beyond. On May 25, Michele announced that the house will produce only two coed shows (one in the fall and one in the spring) instead of five seasonal runways a year. However, this will be creative director Alessandro Michele’s last pre-collection spectacle for the Italian house. Jean-Raymond is not the only New York–based designer banking on something big in September. Following in the FHCM footsteps, Camera della Moda confirmed that catwalks would come back in Milan once approved by safety professionals. The final day of couture does not loose steam, with showings slated for Maison Margiela, Guo Pei, Bouchra Jarrar, Viktor & Rolf, and the premiere of Nick Knight’s immersive, virtual experience for Valentino. While the prospect of attending IRL fashion shows in any great number seemed far off earlier this month, recent announcements from the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) and Camera della Moda confirm a revival of the physical runway come fall. Instead of participating in FHCM’s digital couture fashion week, Giorgio Armani will host his seasonless Privé show at the Palazzo Orsini in January. “I have always wanted to use alternative formats to communicate my creative process to an even wider audience. In April, Pitti Immagine Uomo postponed its spring fashion week from June to September with the idea that some socially distanced shows could take place. “This being said, [in the] last weeks behind our screens, we all felt that a dimension was missing: the sensorial one. “All of our activities will, of course, be set up to meet applicable regulatory requirements.”. We will update you our upcoming events. In light of social distancing efforts, Jean-Raymond is staging a full-fledged drive-in fashion experience tour to showcase his new film American, Also. Until then, designers are forming new ways to showcase their collections and express their ideas during the digital fashion weeks staged to replace big production catwalks and presentations this season. Website developed by. Saint Laurent’s fall 2020 ready-to-wear runway during Paris fashion week in March, Michele is not alone in breaking from the fashion calendar. Vogue may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers.