Understand Poiret In 5 Minutes or Less

Understand Poiret In 5 Minutes or Less
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BREAKING: Fashion month is upon us, and with that, some exciting changes to the typically never changing fashion calendar. Some American designers have moved to Paris (Altuzarra, Rodarte) and others have opted to show off-season (Alexander Wang). And then there’s news of new brands, excited to make their runway debuts.

Earlier last week, an announcement was made of a resurrection of an old house, The House of Poiret, with the appointment of Yiqing Yin as Artistic Director and Anne Chapelle as CEO. Poiret will present its first ready-to-wear collection on March 4th in Paris.

"I would like to make Poiret a house that tells the story of encounters and emotions: the territory of a new, contemporary luxury that interacts with its time. At the heart of my project is a philosophy that takes into account the garment and its cut, as an extension to the approach taken by Paul Poiret in the early 20th century: to liberate women's bodies and minds,” designer Yin said in a press release.

So what was Poiret in its original form and what should we know going into Paris Fashion Week? Here, five facts to inform you before you watch the runway.

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