Paris Couture Week unveiled drama on the runway and we are here to spill all the deets!
Take a look at all the news from the circuit:
SCHIAPARELLI’S HYPNOTIC SS22 COLLECTION
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Paris Couture Week got a lot more interesting with Schiaparelli’s hypnotic SS22 in-person couture show. As COVID dampened the fashion vibe once again, designer Daniel Roseberry escaped into space cinema to get inspiration for his new collection. Ditching colours, Roseberry opted for a minimalist palette of black, white and gold to display prominent structural and sculpted goodness. Models glided on the runway exhibiting coral-like forms encage arms, pointy conical braziers, vintage palm trees flowing out of tailored shoulders and so on.
BRITISH VOGUE FACES FLAK FOR DARKENING SKIN TONES OF AFRICAN MODELS
British Vogue came under fire for darkening skin tones of their African cover models posing for its February 2022 issue. The international glossy cover, styled by the publication’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, featured models Anok Yai, Adut Akech, Amar Akway, Majesty Amare, Akon Changkou, Maty Fall, Janet Jumbo, Abény Nhial and Nyagua Ruea in the spotlight.
While the cover discussed inclusion and diversity, many netizens pointed out that models’ skin tones have been darkened for aesthetics and all of them were wearing European-styled wigs. ‘I am confused as no why no one is wearing their natural hairstyle?” asked a user, “It was not necessary to literally make them all black,” commented another. Check out the comments below:
(Source- British Vogue)
CHANEL FACES IRE FOR BRINGING HORSE ON THE RUNWAY
Extravaganza oozed all over the runway of the Paris Couture Week with Chanel’s SS22 show, however sadly, it backfired. Many called out the French fashion house for bringing a live horse on the runway. The show opened with Grace Kelly’s granddaughter and the French fashion house’s brand ambassador Charlotte Casiraghi riding a horse. The model-activist, who is also a professional equestrian, strutted the runway donning an all-black horse-riding outfit layered with a sequined jacket. While some of them thought it was a unique choice to start the show, others argued that using animals as models or props is abuse and against their welfare ethics. “So tacky and unnecessary to use animals in parades!” said a user, “How unnecessary is it to have a horse walk a catwalk? Just for the attendees’ entertainment? #animalabuse,” commented another. Not just the live animal, it was the model’s makeup that caused a stir amongst the netizens. Many of them compared the dark smokey eye look to a black eye from domestic abuse. Check out the comments below.
(Source- [email protected], Fashionista)