Here are some impressions from a very calm and peaceful Paris.
Basically, in August the whole French nation leaves for vacation thus many boutiques, restaurants and of course firms in the capital have closed doors.
As well the whole Parisian fashion industry takes a break and will be back just in time for New York Fashion Week by the beginning of September, still working on their own Paris FW, which is the last one in row at the end of September.
This break only works, because everybody takes it thus no one needs to worry that someone will wait for results - only this collaborative break can work out.
All in all the French are just genius in pausing their daily routine and have a distinct sense for enjoying their lives. This once again proves that the saying "Germans live to work and French work to live" is somehow right.