The woman invades the catwalks

Y/Project, Wooyoungmi and Paco Rabanne invited their feminine cut to the catwalk of the mens fashion week.

Photo credit: Dominique Maitre/WWD

While Paris Men’s Fashion Week is just coming to an end to make way for the week dedicated to haute couture, feminine silhouettes have not failed to take part in the presentations of certain brands. With the fashion week dedicated to the women’s wardrobe scheduled for February 28, Paco Rabanne, Y/Project in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier, or even the South Korean label Wooyoungmi, making a comeback in physics, have chosen to present their women’s clothing. to reveal. collection at the heart of the week dedicated to these gentlemen. The reasons for some of these brands: the advent of a more unisex and supposed fashion, and the reduction of the cost of fashion shows and their impact on the environment.


Frilly and sequins for Paco Rabanne

On the side of Paco Rabanne, artistic director Julien Dossena preferably unveiled his Fall-Winter 2022 women’s collection in January. “The fact that I paraded in January changed my perception a bit. I tackled more abstract, more couture volumes.”, he confided to the world behind the scenes of the parade. This year, Paco Rabanne’s wife is dressed in frilly dresses and skirts, printed with flowers or covered in sequins, silver disco pants and mesh and knitted tops. The color palette chosen by Dossena fluctuates between apple green, sky blue, lilac and candy pink and gives a good dose of freshness to the entire collection.


The woman at the time of tailoring at Wooyoungmi

As for Wooyoungmi, the South Korean designer of the same name did not hesitate to open the dressing room of her latest collection to women during this men’s fashion week. Woo Young Mi’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection marks her return to the catwalks after a two-year hiatus from the pandemic and is directly inspired by the 1920s Moscow she found in the novel. “A gentleman in Moscow” by American author Amor Towles. For example, the South Korean label offers its tailoring and layering know-how to its women’s models, mixing long triangular capes and knitted sets, wide trousers, long skirts and wool balaclavas, one of the trends of this winter.


JPG bodies with Y/Project

Glenn Martens, artistic director of Y/Project, has meanwhile taken over the enormous space of a delivery warehouse to present his collection for men and women. Acting as Artistic Director of Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest Haute Couture collection, presented on Wednesday, January 26 in Paris, has decided to turn his ode to the emblematic prints of JPG into a mixed collection of a total of 63 looks in which s tangle unstructured knits, wrinkled jeans and oversized jackets.

Also discover the new Blumarine women’s collection directly inspired by Y2K fashion.

January 25, 2022

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