Fashion week is finally over! Take a deep breath, pour yourself a glass of champagne, catch up on our reviews, and dust off your salopettes. Yes, you read that correctly. If there was one key takeaway from Paris Fashion Week, it was that — even with travel restrictions still in place (perhaps even more so because of them) — apres-ski style is very much back on piste. And as usual, Lady Gaga is ahead of the curve. The AW21 shows may have come to an end, but of course, there’s never a dull week in fashion. So, here we are with our grace-saving edit of fashion news you may have missed this week! Congratulations on making it this far. Here’s what’s in fashion.
AW21 is going to be very Alpine
Oh, what we would give to be snuggled up by a fire in an Alpine chalet right now. Ski holidays may be a distant fantasy for most of us, but they’ve been occupying the imaginations of fashion’s biggest dreamers. Miuccia Prada staged her Miu Miu AW21 collection in the snowy peaks of the Dolomites as an idyllic backdrop to knitted balaclavas and fuzzy faux fur boots; Chanel’s Virginie Viard riffed on apres-ski style with quilted salopettes and shearling Coco-esque jackets; and at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquiere opened his show at the Louvre with a pair of monogrammed ski goggles worn as a necklace. In that serendipitous twist of fate that ushers in a trend, there’s even been a Hollywood nod to off-piste style. Of course, we’re talking about Lady Gaga and Adam Driver as retro snow bunnies in Ridley Scott’s upcoming House of Gucci film. It’s official: ski style is the new skate style. It’s almost like a breath of fresh (Alpine) air.
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