Saint Laurent makes a triumphant return and Balmain marks a milestone





A spring/summer ready-to-wear creation by Saint Laurent during the Paris Fashion Week on September 28. EPA


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A spring/summer ready-to-wear creation by Saint Laurent during the Paris Fashion Week on September 28. EPA

The fashion industry made a heady return to Paris this week, as a sense of almost-normalcy returned to proceedings. Large-scale, in-person shows are back on the agenda after a Covid-enforced hiatus and the mood is decidedly celebratory.

Things were particularly upbeat at Balmain, where Olivier Rousteing marked his 10th anniversary as the brand’s creative head, with a two-day fashion festival that involved the general public. Saint Laurent made a return to the Paris Fashion Week calendar with a bold show at the base of the Eiffel Tower, while Dior served up some much-needed colour in a presentation that harked back to the 1960s and ’70s.




Balmain's Olivier Rousteing, centre, appears with with the models at the end of his spring/summer 2022 women's ready-to-wear show. Reuters


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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, centre,

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