Earlier this year, the fashion industry suffered a tragic loss following the announcement that Azzedine Alaïa had passed away from heart failure. The fashion world continues to honour the late designer with London's newly opened Design Museum recently announcing it will hold a touching tribute next year that is set to give insight into the couturier's life and iconic creations.

Today, Maison Alaïa has announced that it will unveil its next ready-to-wear and accessories collections during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in January, followed by Paris Fashion Week in March. With no information yet on who will design the collections (watch this space!), we expect to see a beautiful display of pieces infused with iconic design elements in an homage to the late designer. 

The house also announced that another Alaïa exhibition will take place during Haute Couture Week too. Highlighting the late designer's Tunisian-Parisian heritage, the exhibition, titled “Azzedine Alaïa: Je Suis Couturier”, will be curated by French historian Olivier Saillard and will open in the designer's headquarters next month. 

It will feature 35 stunning pieces on eveningwear that "show [Alaïa’s] high and noble work as a French couturier.” According to Vogue US, Saillard explained: "It’s more than a professional mission. For me, it’s an honour and a responsibility. Azzedine is someone I admired, but he was also a friend."

The haute couture show and the “Azzedine Alaïa: Je Suis Couturier” exhibition will take place during Paris Haute Couture Week which will run from January 22-25, 2018. Now, read more about how the Copenhagen Fashion Summit is set to address the issue of sustainability.