Fashion Week Cheat Sheet

As Paris Fashion Week kicks off, it is apparent that this is the season of change – from new creative directors and new bases, to the rising stars and show-stopping shake-ups. Get your head around what the fashion crowd is talking about this season, below.

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As the year of fashion musbbbical chairs draws to a close, this season will see a number of recently appointed creative directors show their debut collections for their new houses. Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello (who was named as Hedi Slimane’s successor in April) will show the much-anticipated fruits of his first few months at the fashion house, as will Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior following her appointment in July. This will be a season of firsts for Grazia Chiuri,  as she is the only woman to ever take the helm at the French label and it will also be the first collection that she will show without her long-term design partner Pierpaulo Piccioli (who will present his first solo vision for Valentino.) Lanvin’s show this season will be led by new creative director Bouchra Jarrar, who replaced Alber Elbaz at the house after he was controversially ousted last year, while Diane von Furstenberg presented its first collection by Jonathan Saunders in New York, following his appointment in May.