As travel restrictions ease, luxury brands are turning to their old tricks and flying around the world to showcase their new collections. What fashion trends are on the list this year?
Two years ago, a massive amount of travel bans, border closures, and general security concerns brought the fashion industry to a halt. All expected extravagant catwalk expeditions from Malibu, California to Kyoto, Japan have been put on hold and were never expected to return. Instead, celebrities, fashion editors and many others in the industry have attended virtual fashion shows, leaving us to wonder when and if we will ever return to “normal life”.
However, as lockdowns begin to lift here and there, some of the luxury giants are back to hosting major international events such as Gucci’s “Love Parade” show on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles last November, showing Louis Vuitton menswear in Miami last December, an extravagant event honoring the late Virgil Abloh, and most recently Jacquemus’ last show in Hawaii. These recent developments have sparked a desire among brands for an extra “wow” factor that goes beyond the traditional runway shows.
As we continue to move towards a more “open” world, here are the next fashion trends to keep a close eye on.
Dior will present its Pre-Fall 2022 collection in Seoul on April 30th. This is part of the country’s drive to re-open the country to international business and travel, and it will be the brand’s first show in Korea.
On May 5, Chanel flies to Monaco to present its 2023 cruise line, a destination dear to Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
Louis Vuitton, San Diego
Louis Vuitton will visit the United States to present its 2023 Cruise collection at the Salk Institute in San Diego on May 12th.
Shortly after Gucci closed off Hollywood Boulevard for the Gucci Love Parade, the luxury house will travel to Castel Del Monte in Puglia, Italy for its highly anticipated show on May 16th.
Dior Homme, Los Angeles
Dior will travel to the U.S. to present the Men’s Spring/Summer 2023 show in Los Angeles on May 19.
Balenciaga, New York
The Parisian fashion house will travel to New York on May 22 to present its spring-summer 2023 collection.
The French fashion house will present its Métiers d’Art collection this summer. Although the collection was presented last December in Paris, Chanel will hold a new show in Florence on June 7th.
Dior will present its 2023 Cruise Collection in Seville, Spain. The screening will take place in the huge Plaza de España on June 16th.
Max Mara, Lisbon
On June 28, the Italian fashion brand announced that Lisbon will be the next showcase for its 2023 cruise collection.
Valentino is paying homage to its roots as the brand will hold its fall/winter 2022-2023 haute couture show at Piazza Mignanelli in Rome on July 8th.