Paris Fashion Week: How to watch the virtual shows

Written by Fiona Sinclair Scott, CNN

While the novel coronavirus was the talk of the town in Paris during the womenswear shows this time last year, nobody could have predicted that it would continue to define fashion’s seasonal calendar twelve months later.

Paris Fashion Week opens today with a schedule of mostly digital videos and livestreams in lieu of people-packed runway shows. It is the new normal for a world that has been turned on its head.

From manufacturing supply chains to sales, all aspects of the fashion industry’s modus operandi has been challenged due to health and safety concerns and travel restrictions.

One of the most tangible examples of the pandemic’s impact is the various fashion weeks that have been held virtually around the world, meaning the once closed-off, highly exclusive events in New York, London, Milan and Paris have had their doors flung open this year.

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Paris, NYC, and London Fashion Girls Told Me the 2021 Trends They’re Excited For

I often turn to stylish fashion insiders to get their insights on what they have their eye on at the moment—from the runway trends that are catching their attention to the exact items landing in their shopping carts. Thinking ahead to spring, I reached out to some fashion people in Paris, NYC, and London (a few of my favorite cities for cool style) and asked them to share which 2021 trends their most excited about for the upcoming season.

From barely there “naked dresses” and corset tops to fresh ideas for styling denim and the bold colors they’ll be swapping in for neutrals, there’s no shortage of fashion inspiration to borrow from them in the coming months. While their takes on popular fashion trends ahead in 2021 were across the style spectrum, there was one common theme: a general sense of optimism for where fashion is headed.

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The 7 Best Beauty Moments of Paris Fashion Week

“Christopher isn’t afraid to layer references and take creative risks,” hairstylist Naeemah LaFond, said of Rogers, whose dazzling lineup of directional hairstyles spanned decades in shape and texture. The undeniable standout? A set of “flying twists” that LaFond sculpted into the air with extra reinforcement by way of fishing wire.

Colorful Hair Accents As Art at Dries Van Noten

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While conceptualizing Dries Van Noten’s spring hair look, hairstylist Sam McKnight was inspired by American artist Tony Viramontes and the bold, graphic lines he famously drew on his illustrations and photographs. As such, McKnight molded models lengths into glossy finger waves accented by a single neon streak along the hairline, and then added stacks of colored bobby pins between the waves for an unexpected pop art punch.

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Can Paris Fashion Week Survive a Second Coronavirus Wave, Black Women Share Personal Hair Stories

Plus, ‘Vogue’ features 67 people working behind-the-scenes in fashion.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Can Paris Fashion Week survive a second wave of coronavirus?
French fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel have remained steadfast in their plans to put on live shows this fall during Paris Fashion Week, despite rising numbers of coronavirus cases in the region. It remains to be seen whether guests would attend in-person or via live stream, and discussions of social distancing and other safety measures are also ongoing. Regardless of how the events take place, the majority of international press and buyers are not expected to attend in person. {Business of Fashion}

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