Brazilian designer Francisco Terra of French upstart brand Neith Nyer says the Covid crisis has freed him from the need to follow the usual fashion playbook.
Terra is organising one of the few live catwalk shows during men’s fashion week in Paris that began Tuesday — but he is doing it outside the official line-up and in his own style.
His intimate show, with around 100 guests, takes place Thursday in the Consulat, an art centre based in a former electricity sub-station, to be followed by a four-day pop-up store to get direct feedback from clients.
“Covid has allowed me to see many things clearly… to free myself from the shackles of the calendar and seasons,” the 37-year-old told AFP at his apartment-cum-studio in Paris.
It is the first time since launching his label that Terra did not apply to be part of the official Paris calendar.
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