DUBAI: British Moroccan model Nora Attal and Lebanese rising star Nour Rizk walked the runway for French fashion house Chanel at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, showing off a number of looks as part of the label’s Spring-Summer 2023 showcase.
For her part, Rizk took to the runway in a ruffled halter neck top paired with sharply pressed knee-length shorts. Attal’s look was a similarly ruffled buttoned mini dress with a sailor collar in a summer-ready shade of white.
The ensembled were part of a 71-piece collection designed by the fashion house’s creative director Virginie Viard.
The day before her outing with Chanel, Attal hit the runway for luxury label Lanvin.
Designer Bruno Sialelli was in a more low-key mood than usual in the saleable spring collection featuring neat, unfussy looks that on the whole packed no surprises — like an alabaster tuxedo jacket with square shoulders and fraying hems, or a ruched medieval-style top with tubular sleeves.
The creative energy luckily picked up toward the end of the co-ed show, The Associated Press reported.
A great series of corset-cum-lingerie silk babydoll looks in pastel shades were the highlight and played with the idea of transparencies. They were accessorized with bejeweled sheer fabric in the shape of a cloche hat that covered the model’s face.
After several years in the fashion wilderness, France’s oldest continually operating fashion house continues to have a spring in its step with the renewed direction of this French designer.
Attal also made an appearance at the Hermes show as artistic director Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski seized on the vibes of the Burning Man Festival, adding swirls of color and utilitarian touches to a sleek spring and summer collection sent down the runway on Saturday to techno beats.
“A rave in the desert,” announced show notes, according to Reuters.
The first look was classic Hermes: a pale, tan leather shirt and trouser ensemble, the top with a collar and wide sleeves, while pant legs were gently cinched at the bottom.
A burst of russet-colored looks came later, followed by silky dresses in large patches of orange and pink, garments crafted from perforated leather and slightly bolder, graphic prints outlined with black.
Tent-like straps lifted panels from hems and decorated bare midriffs, while laces ran up and down seams and a minimalist military-style leather vest had a slim backpack pouch.
Celebrities and international crowds flooded the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, which ended on Tuesday, and marked the fashion industry's sweeping return as the post-pandemic boom in luxury sales continues.