Some of the most iconic show spaces from the world of Parisian fashion.

The Paris Fashion Week is set to kick off on January 16 and conclude in style on January 21. It will showcase the latest and very best in the fashion world this year, set in the gorgeous backdrop of the Parisian setting. The world’s greatest brands and labels will come together to celebrate fashion and highlight their best offerings.

Paris has been host to some of the most iconic fashion spaces in their hosting of the Men’s Fashion Week, ones that are talked about to this day. Ahead of the celebration, KHAMSA presents five of the coolest runway venues of the past that have written themselves into fashion folklore.

١. Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2020

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Ann Demeuelemeester arrived at the Palais de Tokyo in style, enveloping it in a thick mist. Paying homage to the ports at Antwerp, the show space perfectly encapsulated the nautical theme of the collection.

٢. Louis Vuitton FW20

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Louis Vuitton left no stone unturned to create the illusion of Heaven on Earth. Through the expert usage of clouds and camera trickery, they created an aesthetic whose limit was indeed the sky.

٣. Balmain SS19

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Balmain brought the wedding bells to their show, opting for a golden aesthetic and a venue that closely resembled a wedding hall. From the seating to the chandeliers, everything was in sync for a show as memorable as one’s favourite date.

٤. Dior SS23

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For their SS23 show, Dior took inspiration from founder Christian Dior’s passion for gardening and his sugary pink childhood home in Granville, Normandy. The set is remembered for its portrayal of the passage of time, mixing basic gardening elements with stylish artwork, blending casual and formal together.

٥. Etudes FW20

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Etudes presented an underground bunker experience, drawing inspiration from legendary films like Fantastic Planet and Terminator 2. Through the set, they explored the relationships between technology and humanity.

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