To coincide with the buzz a fashion week brings to a city, we took 29 Fashion students to Paris during the weekend of Paris Fashion Week. We invited all Fashion students and had a mix of Fashion Design, Fashion Media and Promotion, Textiles:Print, Atelier and Photography. Highlights of the weekend were a retrospective of the key pieces from the wardrobe of Iris Apfel held at Bon Marche, visiting the Dries Van Noten store and seeing the Eiffel Tower by night. We also visited an exhibition at the Palais Galleria celebrating the life and wardrobe of Élizabeth, Countess Greffulhe, whose beauty and elegance was one of the main inspirations for Marcel Proust and the fashion designers of her time. And it seemed Spring began too with the sun shining as we walked through the Tuileries gardens.
Year 1 and 2 students travelled to Paris to soak up the atmosphere during Paris Fashion Week. The new Dries Van Noten exhibition opened on the Saturday so students were one of the first to view the designer’s first ever exhibition. The Fashion Museum also had ‘Papier Glace’ a retrospective of fashion photography. Students also took in the sights, visiting the Eiffel tour by night, Notre Dame and the Sacre Couer. Shopping highlights were Merci, Colette and the famous Flea market..and buying macaroons from Laduree.