Looking Back at Paris Fashion Week

Looking Back at Paris Fashion Week

Like with any fashion week, there is always a lot to talk about; from Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid riding horses at Vogue World, to the launch of Pharrell Williams’ Louis Vuitton fragrance, Paris Fashion Week 2024 celebrated Menswear Spring/Summer 2025 with style.  

The week started with the launch of the new Louis Vuitton fragrance, LVERS. Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Pharrell Williams, and master perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud collaborated to create the first and only Louis Vuitton fragrance of the year. Taking inspiration from “the sunlight theme that illuminated Pharrell’s first show on the Pont Neuf in June 2023”, Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud explains the pair wanted to “translate photosynthesis into a fragrance.” The new scent contains both green and spicy notes from the Ferula plant, cedarwood and sandalwood; adding a grounding edge, whilst incorporating ginger and bergamot to bring a refreshing lightness to the scent. LVERS is intended for all genders and ages with its sophisticated scent and golden hues, giving the product a refined feel for all. 



On Thursday Lionel Estève highlighted his project CLOSE TO THE HORIZON alongside the FURSAC Spring- Summer 2025 Collection designed by the brand’s creative director Gauthier Borsarello. The event took place at the Musée Picasso Paris, a venue dedicated to  an artist renowned for blending ideas, and this project displayed the blended and intertwined characteristics of fashion and art. Estève's work evokes themes such as nature  and the power of the physical elements, through a variety of patterns, textures and colours  which are also notable in the design of Borsarello’s collection. The event displayed the  influence the natural world has on our clothing and our identity. With timeless pieces, Borsarello explains they have been designed to “age beautifully, be repeatedly worn and eventually passed on to the next generation,” the exposition celebrated Menswear and fashion with the evolution of time. 



The phenomenal week concluded on Sunday with a celebration of French fashion at the  Vogue World: Paris event hosted by Cara Delevingne at the Place Vendôme. With the Paris  Olympic Games just around the corner, the thematic pairing of fashion and sport seemed  fitting, as the show celebrated different styles and sports from across the decades.  

The event was nothing short of extravagant with 500 participants, 188 athletes, 151 models, 70 dancers and a 40-piece orchestra; Vogue World honoured the greatest couture houses in Paris with a grand 40-minute spectacle. 

Aya Nakamura, French-Malian singer-songwriter, opened the show accompanied by Jean Paul Gaultier; renowned French couturier, and designer of her haute couture gown. After a few final adjustments by Gaultier, the show commenced with an orchestral introduction of Eric Satie’s ‘Gymnopédie No. 1.’ before Aya Nakamura performed her hit ‘Fly’ to open with a celebration of the roaring twenties. The opening of the show focused on cycling, as during the 1920’s Jazz Age, bicycles were seen as a form of freedom, enabling people to quickly get around town. 

The 40’s segment celebrated aquatics with Sabrina Carpenter making her runway debut, dressed in red and white Jacquemus stripes with little red heels. The eclectic orchestra complimented the show with their rendition of ‘Water’ by leading pop artist, Tyla.   

Following with the 50’s Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, entered the plaza riding their horses Django and Napo. Wearing matching taupe blazers with shiny black collars, the supermodels cantered the plaza with their horses draped in colourful Hermes scarves.  Both models returned to the plaza at the end of the event; Hadid in a gold and blue look with a structured bodice and flowing floor-length skirt, while Jenner wore a sheer neutral toned flowing gown. 


The events host, Cara Delevingne, also wore a couple of outfits for the event as she walked the catwalk in a Balmain pair of flared black-and-white striped trousers and a matching jacket, before appearing in an avant-garde cone bra corset, with a white, ribbon-adorned sailor hat and upward- turned ballet flats to fit with the events sport theme. 

Sporting legends Serena and Venus Williams also attended the event, as well as music sensations Katy Perry and Bad Bunny; the Vogue World guest list was flooded with stars from all industries. Serena Willians wore a custom Off White look by Ib Kamara in honour  of her late friend Virgil Abloh. Venus, however, wore a Marine Serre look made from recycled tennis bags, supporting the growing interest in eco-friendly fashion. The show celebrated fashion as a sport, looking forward to the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic games with athletes such as Chloe Kim, Arnaud Assoumani, Victor Wembanyama and Pauline Drooled attending. 

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