Paris Fashion Week SS24: Sizzling Style Amidst Grand Finales and Fresh Beginnings 

November 2, 2023

Fashion Trends

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Amidst unusual challenges, including a bed bug outbreak and soaring temperatures, Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 remained a bastion of glamour and style. At the magnificent Élysée Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a dinner for 200 guests, emphasizing the significance of fashion. This marked his third fashion dinner, with the first occurring in 2018 and the last shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020. Macron, in his speech, expressed optimism for a positive turn of events following the dinner, symbolizing a departure from the pandemic's grip.

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Moreover, he announced a special day dedicated to fashion on June 23, 2024, a month before the Paris Olympics, aiming to forge connections between fashion and sports. The Spring/Summer 2024 edition of Paris Fashion Week showcased 108 shows and presentations, with notable appearances by visiting labels such as Marni and Peter Do, as well as the return of Margiela and Mugler, adding excitement to the event.

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This season saw the emotional farewells of two prominent designers: Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen and Gabriela Hearst at Chloé. Burton's farewell was marked by a standing ovation, with distinguished attendees like Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault, Anna Wintour of Vogue, and Cate Blanchett in attendance. It was announced that JW Anderson's Seán McGirr would succeed Burton. Gabriela Hearst's final show was a lively affair, featuring a samba dance performance.

The fashion community witnessed grand finales in Paris, signifying the closing of chapters and the anticipation of new beginnings. Alongside the renowned designers, there was a focus on up-and-coming talents, making this a memorable season. From fresh talents to notable celebrities, Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024 was a fusion of fashion, art, and culture, even as the industry grappled with ongoing economic challenges and the need for sustainable practices.

 

In the heart of fashion's key city, Paris, Spring/Summer 2024 proved that style knows no bounds, even in the face of unexpected challenges. The event celebrated the union of fashion, art, and culture, marking both grand finales and fresh starts on the global fashion stage.

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