Fashion is shining this week in the city of love, and, more than the conventional runways of the maisons de couture, it is now possible to admire the collection of the new generation in a very cosy Parisian apartment. From September 27th to October 3rd, the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter, des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (sorry for this long but necessary French transgression) is launching a space to promote the work of 10 Paris-based designers.
The gap is quickly closing between brands, stores and general audience, and this concept is an opportunity to highlight some new elements. This season, Aganovich, Alexis Mabille, Alice Lemoîne (Lemoîne tricote), Barnabé Hardy, Céline Méteil, Christine Phung, Christophe Josse, Gaspard Yurkievich, Gustavo Lins & Yiqing Yin will be present.
With his brand created in 2009, Barnabé Hardy has managed to seduce a wide audience of young and modern gentlemen with leather jackets and very strong cuts. Named the Best Young Talent of 2011 according to Elle magazine, he collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld and Nicolas Ghesquière in his young but successful career. And don’t worry ladies, he is currently working on a womenswear collection!
His technique is impressive, his vision of the woman is the vision of an artist: feminine, strong and simply magnified by an outfit. After studies in History of Art, Christophe Josse decided to be in fashion and created his own label in 2005. He joined the prestigious group of “grands couturiers” in 2011 and his name now belongs to this circle of designers who are going to write the future of the industry.
She worked with some incredible brands such as Chloe or Christophe Lemaire and has the legitimacy to provide a very strong collection by her own. Between traditions and modernism, she is the new scientist who is experimenting many ways to do fashion—discontructions, draping and geometry. Her name is definitely synonymous with innovation, but an innovation that is wearable!
So now you know what to do in Paris this weekend: Go to the apartment, and don’t forget to stop by at Capsule!
Words by Jean Baptiste Truong