New order: the young designers taking on fashion’s old guard in Paris

New order: the young designers taking on fashion’s old guard in Paris

The idea that Paris is the fashion capital of the world is often conjured through images from the major maisons, steeped in glamour and luxury and with decades or even centuries of heritage. The biggest players are gatekeepers, in short, of an established industry that can make it hard for newcomers to get noticed. And yet, in the past few years, a generation of emerging designers – backed by initiatives such as the LVMH Prize – has been transforming Paris Fashion Week into an experimental hub, and turning industry expectations on their head by rethinking everything from creativity and sustainability to pricing and distribution. Here are three young designers currently making waves on the Paris scene.  

 

As originally featured in the September 2019 issue of Wallpaper* (W*246)

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