AZ Factory Announces Alber Elbaz Tribute Featuring Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh and More

AZ Factory has announced the 44 houses and designers taking part in the “Love Brings Love” fashion show, a tribute to the late Alber Elbaz. Elbaz passed away earlier this year aged 59, less than two years after he had founded the AZ Factory label.

“Love Brings Love” is inspired by the Théâtre de la Mode, a 1945 exhibition in Paris which features more than 60 couturiers. Announcing the show, AZ Factory said, “Alber had long dreamt of uniting his wider fashion family for a new, modern iteration of its own. This year, with the help of all those who loved him, AZ Factory will bring Alber’s biggest dream to life.”

Each of the participating designers and houses taking part in the fashion show will present one look, which is either a bespoke creation inspired by Elbaz’s legacy or a new take on an iconic silhouette. Notable names joining the event include Raf Simons, Virgil Abloh, Rei Kawakubo, Demna Gvasalia and Kim Jones, while Lanvin — where Elbaz was creative director for 14 years — will be represented by Bruno Sialelli. The full list of designers and houses can be seen below.

The “Love Brings Love” fashion show will take place on October 5, and will be livestreamed via the AZ Factory website, as well as on YouTube and Instagram.

ALAÏA – Pieter Mulier
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – Sarah Burton
BALENCIAGA – Demna Gvasalia
BALMAIN – Olivier Rousteing
BOTTEGA VENETA – Daniel Lee
BURBERRY – Riccardo Tisci
CASABLANCA – Charaf Tajer
CHLOE – Gabriela Hearst
CHRISTIAN DIOR – Maria Grazia Chiuri
CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS – Christopher John Rogers
COMME DES GARÇONS – Rei Kawakubo
DRIES VAN NOTEN – Dries Van Noten
FENDI – Kim Jones
GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – Giambattista Valli
GIORGIO ARMANI – Giorgio Armani
GIVENCHY – Matthew Williams
GUCCI – Alessandro Michele
GUO PEI – Guo Pei
HERMES – Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski
IRIS VAN HERPEN in collaboration with ADOBE – Iris Van Herpen
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – Jean Paul Gaultier
LANVIN – Bruno Sialelli
LOEWE – Jonathan Anderson
LOUIS VUITTON – Nicolas Ghesquière
OFF-WHITE – Virgil Abloh
RAF SIMONS – Raf Simons
RALPH LAUREN – Ralph Lauren
RICK OWENS – Rick Owens
ROSIE ASSOULIN – Rosie Assoulin
SACAI – Chitose Abe
SAINT LAURENT – Anthony Vaccarello
SCHIAPARELLI – Daniel Roseberry
SIMONE ROCHA – Simone Rocha
STELLA MCCARTNEY – Stella McCartney
THEBE MAGUGU – Thebe Magugu
THOM BROWNE – Thom Browne
TOMO KOIZUMI – Tomo Koizumi
VALENTINO – Pierpaolo Piccioli
VERSACE – Donatella Versace
VETEMENTS – Guram Gvasalia
VIKTOR & ROLF – Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD – Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler
WALES BONNER – Grace Wales Bonner
Y/PROJECT – Glenn Martens”

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