Diversity and Empowerment: Paris Women’s Fashion Week 2019




The world’s focus on fashion throughout September continues with the beginning of Paris Fashion Week (PFW) 2019, taking place September 23 – October 1 in the year’s last of the Big Four fashion shows. Global designers will debut their women’s SS20 ready-to-wear collections in some of Paris’ most beautiful venues, with prominent names like Dior, Saint Laurent, and Chanel all exhibiting in the French capital. 

From the event’s opening with Mame Kurogouchi to its conclusion with a show by Louis Vuitton, PFW is delivering the best of the best. Throughout the schedule, established names appear alongside emerging designers, with an array of new spring/summer looks set to disrupt current trends. A notable absence this year is Virgil Abloh, who will not be attending the Off-White show on September 26. The notoriously busy founder is taking a break from travel, but isn’t worried about the show running without him – his team is ‘well-equipped’ to handle it, while elements of ‘crowd participation’ will compensate for his absence. 

In addition to the incredible runway shows of PFW, the schedule is filled with presentations and events that cater to all interests. Two of the most diverse events come from TRANOÏ, who are hosting their yearly trade show as well as showrooms for the first time. TRANOÏ connects emerging designers with high-end retailers, presenting a carefully curated exhibition that’s a source of inspiration for the fashion community. This year’s tradeshow will take place September 27 – 30 at the Carrousel du Louvre and Palais de la Bourse, representing over sixty countries in a prioritisation of diversity. A second TRANOÏ event, running September 27 – October 2, is the TRANOÏ RICHELIEU showrooms, launching for the first time this year. Located in Atelier Richelieu, the showrooms are specifically dedicated to international talent, highlighting new collections from emerging talent. 

Casper & Casper’s most anticipated PFW event is the L’Oréal Paris Défilé, a runway show taking place September 28 where an array of prominent women will exhibit looks from designer brands like Giambattista Valli, Karl Lagerfeld, and Dries Van Noten. This year’s event is its third edition and will be held at the historic Paris Mint, with Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, and Amber Heard among those to take the runway. As a partner of PFW, L’Oréal Paris is celebrating ‘beauty, excellence, and inclusivity,’ showcasing women who ‘embody self-empowerment.’

This year’s Paris Women’s Fashion Week is set to highlight both the well-established designers we already love as well as emerging talent in the industry, giving any fashion fanatic a lot to look forward to. We at Casper & Casper can’t wait to see the latest in womenswear, and we’re particularly happy to see an emphasis on confidence and women’s empowerment with the L’Oréal Paris Défilé. Stay tuned for our upcoming articles on all things Paris Fashion Week!

To learn more about Paris Fashion Week 2019, visit their website here.


Feature by Kathryn Shanks – Click here for more articles
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