While the spring 2022 menswear shows in Milan and Paris are expected to be a hybrid of in-person and virtual, the Couture shows, organized by Paris’s Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, will be a mostly physical affair.
On July 15, several days after the official week concludes, Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli will be taking his couture show on the road to Venice.
Also, Rick Owens is expected to present his menswear collection there in June, WWD is reporting that Saint Laurent will host a menswear show there in July, and there are rumors that more brands are planning one-off events in Venice in August.
On July 4, Pieter Mulier will show his first official collection as the artistic director of Alaïa. It will mark the brand’s first runway show since its founder Azzedine Alaïa’s death in 2017 and Mulier’s first outing at the helm of a brand. Previously, he was Raf Simons’s right hand for the better part of a decade, following his fellow Belgian designer from Jil Sander to Christian Dior and Calvin Klein.