After a hoard of eventful shows in Paris last month, we welcome more grand returns and exciting newcomers en masse for the upcoming FW23 season in the City of Light.

Back in January, a jammed-packed menswear schedule showcased Grace Wales Bonner, Saint Laurent and Marine Serre’s breathtaking collections made us want not only the womenswear, but menswear pieces too. Couture made us dream, with Schiaparelli’s faux taxidermy and a diamante-encrusted Doja Cat stealing the headlines despite an incredible turn from Haider Ackermann for Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel’s wooden animalerie. And while it's only been a month since couture came to a dramatic close, the dust is still being kicked up as designers are gearing up for a new season of ready-to-wear, sure to excite. Set to run from February 27 to March 7, the schedule includes a whopping 67 shows and 40 presentations.

Here Because has rounded up the shows to set your reminders for…

Return of the Mc(Queen)
The British brand is making a bold return to Paris after 3 years on home soil in London and New York for recent seasons. The past few presentations have seen the brand take its audiences sky-high inside bubble-like installations on city centre rooftops. But where will Sarah Burton take her designs back in the motherland of prêt-à-porter? Her Paris comeback will be on March 4th at 6:30pm.

Will Coperni top that Bella moment?
Last season, The duo from Coperni stole the show (and our newsfeeds!) in Paris with a presentation that was a viral sensation. The grand finale saw supermodel Bella Hadid walk the runway after a white dress was theatrically spray painted onto her nearly naked body. The show catapulted the brand into the forefront of fashion (and our Tik Toks), challenging our perception of how garments might be made in the near future. Tune in on March 3rd at 8:30pm to find out what Coperni do next!

Paco Rabanne is back!
After the passing of the space-age Spanish designer known for his metallic accessories and chain mail dresses, Paco Rabanne’s legacy lives on through its current creative director, Julien Dossena. Celebrating 10 years at the fashion house, this show will surely pile on the icons in homage to the legendary Rabanne himself. Catch the show on March 1st at 5:30pm.

Ludovic de Saint Sernin’s debut at Ann Demeulemeester
Sensuality, fluidity, skin and sex are the key pillars of Ludovic de Saint Sernin's design language and for the first time, he’ll get to interpret that for Ann Demeulemeester, a Belgian brand whose founder stepped back after selling the brand. Taking the reigns as creative director back in December, a move that surprised and delighted those who have seen the young Belgian’s sexy shows in Paris, we’ll all be tuning in on March 4th at 8:00pm to find out how he melds his approach to that of a woman well known for her use of black.

The New Wave
Alongside the shows we are all anticipating by some of fashion’s greats, appearances from the new generation of fashion designers bulk out the week; Vaquera, Ester Manas and Weinsanto are all showing and promise energetic collections proving a fresh approach to Parisian style.