In this weekly feature, InStyle’s Fashion News Director Eric Wilson shares his favorite fashion moment of the week, and explains how it could shape styles to come. Look for it on What’s Right Now every Friday.
The Moment: Paris Fashion Week often resembles designer speed dating, what with all the dashing between catwalks, showroom appointments, coffees, and cocktails over nine days. It really looked that way on Wednesday night when 30 up-and-coming designers from around the world were installed in closet-sized booths within an LVMH building on Avenue Montaigne. They were the semi-finalists for the first LVMH Prize, which includes a grant of 300,000 euros, auditioning in front of a jury of mega designers that includes Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Carol Lim and Humberto Leon from Kenzo.
So, it’s intimidating.