A guest outside the Valentino show in Paris on March 1, 2020. Getty.
Ninety-three brands have joined the line up for Paris’ Autumn/Winter women’s ready-to-wear week, which is set to begin March 1, organising body FHCM said Monday.
Highlights of the fashion week’s preliminary schedule include Chloé’s first products under creative director Gabriela Hearst, as well as Matthew Williams’ first full collection for Givenchy.
Similar to the city’s recent menswear and haute couture weeks, the events will likely be a mix of live-streamed runway shows, fashion films and small in-person presentations. France remains under a nationwide 6pm curfew to enforce social distancing, as coronavirus infections hover at nearly 20,000 per day.
Kering’s Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen brands were all absent from the schedule (which is still not final) as the group continues to experiment with revealing collections independently from industry-organised fashion weeks.
New additions are set to include Germany’s Jil Sander, which usually shows in Milan, and the Japanese labels Ujoh and TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist.