Everything You Need To Know About Vetements' Huge Collaborative Show At Couture Fashion Week

This is what happens when the brand of the moment meets Manolo Blahnik, Reebok, Dr Martens, ​Juicy Couture and many more...

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This evening marked game-changing French fashion house Vetements' first outing at Haute Couture Fashion Week. 

Not that the brand, helmed by Balenciaga Creative Diretor Demna Gvasalia, actually presented a couture collection.

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Instead it showed its spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, a mammoth collaboration with 18 other brands, each picked specifically for its expertise in a certain area - e.g. Canada Goose for outerwear, Dr Martens for boots, Manolo Blahnik for women's heels, Juicy Couture for tracksuits (scroll down for full list of brands).

For a brand that has made its name by splicing old pairs of Levi's then stitching them back together off-kilter to create a modern-day icon, it was a genius concept.

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As our Accessories Editor Donna Wallace, who was in Paris for the show, explained: 'It was the codes of the house redone in a more accessible way. They took the confinements of specific brands and cross-pollinated them with their own signatures. It all comes down to the Margiela approach.'

All the pieces will be available to buy - but don't expect them to be easy to get hold of, or as affordable as you may expect. 'The brand already survives on exclusive,' says Donna, and we doubt that's not going to change, even if they are partnering with attainable brands like Reebok and Eastpak. Your average designer collab this is not.

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So, here's everything you need to know about the show...

The Venue

Famous Paris shopping mall Galeries Lafayette was the stage for the highly-anticipated show. 

Waiting the show ✌🏼✌🏼✌🏼 #vetements #lespionne #demnagvasalia #pfw @vetements_official

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Attendees were allocated seats in sections named after designer brands that have stores in Galeries Lafayette, like Chanel and Marc Jacobs...

#Chanel Seats at #Vetements Show #하퍼스바자패션위크리포트 @harpersbazaarkr

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Shoppers milled-around on the floors above, observing the odd goings-on below them.

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The Invitations

Were on store directories, of course...

백화점 한층을 막아놓는 위엄 #vetements #베뜨멍 #17SS

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The Collaborators

18 althogether...

  • Alpha Industries: bomber jackets

@vetements_official PFW #paris#vetements#duringparis

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  • Brioni: tailoring

#vetements #ss2017 #pfw

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  • Canada Goose: outerwear

#Vetements by #DemnaGvasalia #SS17 man fashion show at @galerielafayette

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  • Carhartt WIP: workwear

@vetements_official X @carharttwip 💥💥💥 #vetements #carharttwip #paris

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  • Champion: sweats

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  • Church's: men's shoes
  • Comme des Garçons: shirts and knits

#VETEMENTS #SS17 brings a pop of colour to #Couture Fashion Week. #PFW #mytfashionweek #mytheresa

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  • Dr. Martens: boots

  • Eastpak: bags

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  • Hanes: T-shirts
  • Juicy Couture: evening wear and track suits

#Vetements meets #JuicyCouture | #PARIS #PFW #SS17 | 🙄

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  • Levi's: denim

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  • Lucchese: cowboy boots
  • Mackintosh: trench coats

The Vêtements girl conntinues to put her classics in a twist. #vetements @vetements_official #hcf16

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  • Manolo Blahnik: women's heels

A @manoloblahnikhq shoe collaboration with @vetements_paris #vetements

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  • Reebok: sneakers and tracksuits

#vetements #reebok fashion show #paris r💣💣

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  • Schott: leather jackets

The Boots Were Insane

Courtesy of Manolo Blahnik, the boots gave new meaning to the term 'thigh high'. Our Accessories Editor is calling them 'thights'...

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Sundays in Paris #vetements alta costura + masculino

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Vêtements - Paris Fashion Week. #vetements #parisfashionweek #fashion #fashionshow #style #pfw #hautecouture

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@vetements_official PFW #paris#vetements#duringparis

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And they even had pockets...

Pink Was In

Pale and powdery, but not the least bit girly...

#show @vetements_official #ss17 #womenswear #menswear #readytowear #goingsomewhere #vetements #pfw @ellebelgique

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THE CAP @galerieslafayette @vetements_official #pfw #itscouturebaby #ss17 #GaleriesLafayette #vetements

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#Paris #VETEMENTS #show #Ss17 #💗💗💗 #Icinquefiori

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