Alber Elbaz to be honoured during AZ Factory fashion show

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Alber Elbaz is to be honoured during the AZ Factory show held during Paris Fashion Week later this year.

The fashion designer, who founded his own label in 2019, died of Covid-19 at the age of 59 in April.

Elbaz's passing sent shockwaves throughout the industry, and in order to allow his friends and fans to celebrate his life, executives at AZ Factory will be staging a tribute during the brand's upcoming presentation.

"In the next months, we will come together to honor Alber with a celebration of his life and his visionary work, aiming to bring the same level of passion and love that he brought to us each day," Laurent Malecaze, AZ Factory chief executive officer, said in a statement. "The event will celebrate his extraordinary life and work, paying tribute to his creative vision and joyous spirit."

Dates for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week have not yet been finalised, though the womenswear shows are slated to take place in late September.

In addition, the two collections Elbaz completed before his sudden passing will go on sale shortly. To mark the late label founder's 60th birthday on 12 June, the line SuperTech-SuperChic will be unveiled, with the collection featuring 3D knit technology that offers consumers "athletic couture".

Meanwhile, the Free To range, which is comprised of elevated hoodies, tops, and sweatpants made of sustainable fabrics, will be available later in the month, as will a collection of handbags.

"Conceived by Alber to allow women to freely hug and feel hugged, the handbags feature an adjustable multi-strap and lightweight chain fixtures for flexible wear," an AZ Factory spokesperson shared of the accessories. "Created from high-frequency, moulded nylon, the modular bags can be worn cross-body, on the shoulder, belted at the waist, or held in hand."

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