Arushi Sakhuja  
The recently concluded Paris Fashion Week had a sense of whimsy, fun, and weird fashion, but also served as a platform for showcasing innovations in the industry. Coperni brought a first-of-its-kind spray-on dress to the runway, making everyone sit up even as Gigi Hadid’s slip-on dress was made right on the ramp, with spray guns, in a material called Fabrican, which hardens after being sprayed, in a textile like texture. While this was the key highlight for Spring Summer 2023, here’s looking at the most creative moments spotted at the Paris Fashion week.
Coperni’s Spray on Dress 


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Earlier this weekend, a one of-its-kind dress created quite the buzz on social media. Bella Hadid closed the Coperni Paris Fashion week show with a spray-on dress that merged fashion and technology. The tight off-shoulder asymmetrical white dress was complete with a leg slit. It was created live on the runway with a chemical spray that turned into fabric upon contact with human skin. Taking a total of 10 minutes, the white dress was basic yet made a statement.
Dior’s baroque-inspired set 
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Boundaries have been pushed on the ramp and how! This one magnificent set caught our eye — Dior’s baroque-inspired set that includes a majestically ornate grotto by the artist Eva Jospin, constructed entirely out of cardboard. The set enhanced the beauty of the femininity displayed throughout the collection. The pieces presented a diversity of lace styles, from more classic guipure lace from France to contrast rims and geometric floral broderie anglaise, and on to an astonishing, edge-to-edge raffia coat embroidered with a herbarium of blooms.
Balenciaga’s down-to-earth runway  


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Kanye West made his debut at the Paris Fashion Week with Balenciaga’s show. Models walked down a muddy runway and the set of this show was a metaphor for digging for the truth and being down-to-earth. Creative Director of Balenciaga, Demna, believes it’s great to be different and keeping this in mind he shared in a statement,  that he has …. “decided to no longer explain my collections and verbalize my designs, but to express a state of mind… The set of this show is a metaphor for digging for the truth and being down to earth. Let us let everyone be anyone and make love, not war.” The collection showcases couture that is daring and pushes fashion’s aesthetic, creating clothes that are wearable in reality. Glittery dresses and tops were spotted on the run and chunky platform clog iterations made an appearance. Also spotted were a slew of new track-like sneakers and a return of the Knife Boot made numerous appearances. 
Loewe’s fixation on odd elements 
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Loewe’s show was all things eclectic and surreal. Being the central theme of the Paris Fashion Week, the creation featured  3-D florals and animated ensembles pulled out from ’90s video games. SS23 saw Anderson opt for a fragile approach with jumbo-sized Anthuriums being the flower of choice this season. Exaggerated-hip dresses and ensembles with upper halves replaced with waxy Anthurium characterised the collection. Also spotted were pixelated hoodies, tees and trousers from a digital universe.
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