Best of Paris and Milan Fashion Week SS 2023: Louis Vuitton, Dior & More
After an exciting series of collections at London Fashion Week and Pitti Uomo in Florence, Milan and Paris followed with a busy schedule of presentations and shows after many brands opted for virtual releases due to Covid. In Milan, Prada, Alyx and Zegna were eagerly awaited. Alyx’s Matthew M. Williams showed off an exciting line of apparel, including an innovative new footwear collaboration with Nike, during a high-octane show that teased a new song by Yeat. Beloved Belgian menswear designer Raf Simons continued to collaborate with Miuccia Prada to help steer Prada’s menswear offerings in a more modern and youthful direction. Milan has also served as a platform for young designers like Dhruv Kapoor, who debuted for his first live presentation and became the first Indian designer to showcase at Milan Fashion Week. And designers like JW Anderson, who is British, chose to present in Milan for the first time.
In Paris, Louis Vuitton presented another posthumous collection designed by Virgil Abloh’s team which included a surprise live performance by Kendrick Lamar. KidSuper’s first showing on the official calendar was actually an art auction that reportedly brought in over half a million sales. Nigo returned to Paris to present another standout collection for Kenzo that celebrated classic varsity style while Thom Browne returned this season to reinvent an iconic womenswear staple. Reese Cooper, Bianca Saunders, Airei and so many other young labels also rounded out the show schedule. Here are our highlights from Men’s Fashion Week in Milan and Paris.