Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Settling Into Digital Format, Offers Glimpse Of New Normal

Once again, PFW men’s fashion was relegated to a virtual audience. The pandemic altered the men’s Spring 2021 fashion shows last summer to pivot to online presentations save for a few determined brands who showed live. In September and early October, the women’s Spring 2021 collections proceeded with a digital presence enhanced by a bevy of live shows in Paris shown to a local audience. At that moment, it looked like the worst of the Coronavirus was behind us. But as the men’s collections debuted this past week, the City of Lights, currently under strict curfew to abet further spread, is contemplating yet a third lockdown related to the raging second (or third?) wave of the highly transmissible virus.

Fashion designers are known to interpret the events, moods and habits of the world and society

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How Harry Styles, Marine Serre and Emily in Paris influenced wardrobes this year



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While the Covid-19 pandemic has played havoc with the way we dress in 2020, it’s far from being the only influence on wardrobes this year. British singer Harry Styles, French fashion designer Marine Serre and the Netflix show Emily in Paris also inspired people’s shopping habits, according to the Year in Fashion 2020 report from the global fashion search platform, Lyst.

So 2020 is and always will be a peculiar kind of year, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, mass lockdowns around the world, and profound changes in the way we do things like shop and work.

It’s also been a year of activism, with movements like Black Lives Matter that have influenced various domains such as culture and fashion.

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time to take stock, and it’s no surprise to see that our wardrobes have been inspired by the

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