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Menswear, Haute Couture and Ready-to-wear ; as of January, the fashion shows resume.

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January marks the return of the marathon collections, starting with the festivities : the menswear. more than 90 fashion shows between milan and paris present the upcoming silhouettes for winter 2013/14 ! fashion has no idea about a crisis ! and from 21st january the haute couture shows in paris will run! a heritage that's well and truly alive with 28 presentations over 4 days, with the indispensable fashion houses like dior and the highly anticipated second collection of raf simons who breaks the codes. every season chanel also pushes the boundaries of their savoir-faire. the lebanese elie saab, dazzles his audience and clients consisting of many actresses who love to walk the red carpet decked out in his richly embroidered dresses. the romanticism of the italian houses is invited to the parisian calendar with presentations by valentino and his winning duo maria grazia chiuri and pier piccioli. giambattista valli, newcomer in the inner circle of his fourth couture collection, is always applauded by the italian youth. and then there are the fashion houses who advocate couture that's avant-garde, innovative, graphic and sculptural like stéphane rolland. and those who require a very ready-to-wear couture like bouchra jarrar, who is first to show in the calendar. and proof that couture is not dead, it attracts new continents like the 27 year old chinese yiqing yin, invited to present his conception of fashion. the spring/summer 2013 season announces a lot of surprises with the return from hervé leroux, ex-hervé léger, the man who wraps women in elastic strips. and the formalisation in the calendar of alexis mabille and maison martin margiela who have been presented with the title of haute couture before christmas. music free of right / bandit &nikit 2012 interview didier grumbach : in the face of crises, fashion still does well. during the war in the 40s it had never done so well. so we are in a crisis and fashion becomes an event, something that makes us dream, especially at the moment when the calendar is very international, the globalisation view on an unexpected aspect, it's rather festive, and it creates harmony so i think all of this is quite favorable. this has always been an international week, there are 22 different nationalities in the calendar, i think it's the tradition in paris, we never rejected, neither did balenciaga, nor schiaparelli and the week of designers, is quite sensational.