For LV, next season’s zippers, buckles and pockets will come in XL sizes for womenswear, as sleeveless tops, skirts, pants and jackets have been adorned with some of the largest-ever zipper sizes that have been manufactured and produced for a high-end clothing collection.
Opening the show with a contrasting white-and-black skirt set that featured blown-up shoulder straps and a bumped thigh line, Ghesquière unveiled a cadre of follow-up looks that contained the same exaggerated detailing in the form of zip-up dresses, fitted trousers, jackets and blazers. Wool and leather fabrications provided a plush backdrop for the gigantic zipper pulls that appeared in a range of colors from white to black, red, taupe and blue.
Accessories also indulged in the large-sized adaptation, with handbags – and monogrammed “LV Key” rings – containing enlargened pull tabs also making an appearance on the runway. Pockets, too, received the oversized treatment, as a flurry of leather zip sets closed out the show with multi-placed utilitarian chic pocket swaths placed on the chest and thigh areas.
Elsewhere in PFW, clean lines and crisp tailoring paved the way for Lanvin’s SS23 showcase.