Are fashion brands messing with the show schedules?


Womenswear in menswear shows, ready-to-wear brands at couture week… are you confused yet?

Traditionally during menswear fashion week, it’s a 100% menswear show with all male models. Sometimes, just sometimes, the designers include three or four womenswear looks. These days you see shows like Saint Laurent Paris which mixed in about 20% womenswear looks in the Spring/Summer 2016 menswear show, which are most probably from the Resort 2016 collection. Same for Givenchy, the stellar line-up of supers from Naomi Campbell to Mariacarla Boscono to Candice Swanepoel could have easily stolen the limelight from the menswear collection.

Same for Haute Couture Fashion Week which is happening now, brands like Fendi was stealing thunder right at the beginning with an all-fur show and celebrating the brand’s long running relationship with Karl Lagerfeld. Of course the collection was well-received and drummed up controversy because, fur. [Insert animal activist quotes here.]

What do you feel about the current state of the fashion calendar? A great move or should the designers leave it as it is?


[Image credits:, nytimes]