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Paris Fashion Week Highlights 2020

New York, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris have all hosted fashion weeks this fall — even if much of the world was too busy and tensed to notice. The fashion industry is reeling; marketing budgets have been slashed, fashion magazines are thinner. Paris is facing a coronavirus spike and there’s a possible lockdown looming — but Paris Fashion Week went on, with collections that exuded hope for an industry uncertain of its own path.

At a time when the relevance of bespoke clothing, haute couture and luxury ready-to-wear is in question, fashion designer Andrew Gn feels the mission is clear: “I strongly feel that, despite all the unknown, we have to move forward,” he said in a statement. “We have to project ourselves towards better times. We, designers, are the core and the driving force of the whole fashion ecosystem. The weavers, printers, embroiderers, ateliers, all depend on our creative work. We must keep on.”

Here are few highlights from the Paris fashion week –

Models present creations by designer Virginie Viard as part of her Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Models present creations by designer Virginie Viard as part of her Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Model Jill Kortleve presents a creation by Virginie Viard for Chanel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Model Jill Kortleve presents a creation by Virginie Viard for Chanel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Virginie Viard for Chanel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Virginie Viard for Chanel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Virginie Viard for Chanel. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nicolas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Alexandre Mattiussi for his brand AMI. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Alexandre Mattiussi for his brand AMI. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Alexandre Mattiussi for his brand AMI. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Alexandre Mattiussi for his brand AMI. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski for Hermes. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
A woman holds a banner which reads "We are all fashion victims" as she walks on the catwalk during the show by designer Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
French model Tiffany Fournier poses for a digital presentation for La Metamorphose. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
French model Tiffany Fournier poses for a digital presentation for La Metamorphose. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Designers mostly showed their collections online, with about 20 physical runway shows in Paris this week. Some see 2020 as an opportunity for the highly interdependent fashion industry to refocus on its business and creativity.

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