If I was a buyer at Man Paris, I would order…
Barbara Fialho by Alexander Neumann for L’Officiel Paris
Zuzanna Bijoch by Sebastian Kim for Numéro #133
Viktorija by Santiago Ruisenor for Elle Mexico May 2012
Daria Werbowy by Daniel Jackson for Vogue Australia June 2012
Angela Lindvall by Koray Birand for Harpers Bazaar Turkey may 2012
Here is what Who’s next & Première Classe Facebook page says:
“For more than 20 years, WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE have aimed at defending creation.
From young designers to well-established brands, from urban labels to craftsmen, our teams have always put forward the products’ beauty and know-how, no matter the background and origin.
This quest for novelty, innovation and aestheticism, without forgetting the human and business dimension probably helped our events gain international recognition.
At a time when standardization and globalization are everywhere, we’re doing our best to answer the questions, doubts, needs and hopes of the fashion actors.
Organizers of 10 trade shows a year, taking part in renowned events abroad, we use our energy, availability, expertise and experience to help ready-to-wear and accessory brands develop.”
This tradeshow is mainly targeted at a French audience (68% of visitors) but I thought it would be interesting to know what they have to offer. The last one took place in late January and the next one will be held in March. The fair is broken down into five categories:
I decided to focus on the last one for this time, I went through their entire exhibitors list, here is what I discovered.
Click on the name of the brand.
via Matières à Reflexion
via Mon Petit Plus
My favorite is the Florian Denicourt bag, it also exist in light green and light brown.
Click on the name for the official website.
Click on the pictures to buy the products.
I never understood why people, when travelling, have a tendency to shop at places they already know (except when it’s much cheaper). Why would you go to a city like Paris and only go to Zara and H&M?
I’m from the South East of France, but I had the opportunity to spend 6 months in Paris last year for an internship. Consequently, I had a lot of time to discover the city (don’t worry, I didn’t spend my whole time shopping), and I had my favorites.
Here are two of them.
located in the 17th Arrondissement, Batignolles neighborhood
Bracelet Harnais- Coralie de Seynes
Headband Mila-Les dormeuses de Madapolam
located in the 11th Arrondissement, near Gare de Lyon
Notebook – Atypyk
Bag – Charlotte Sometime
Today, I made the first post of a (long, I hope) series of “Made in…” posts.
I started with the United States because that’s where I live, and I was inspired by the products I found, while wandering endlessly on the internet.
The following brands and products are exclusively French and French-made, and middle to high-end range.
When I was in Paris, I went to several Pop up stores such as Hôtel Bohème, Le Salon des jeunes créateurs… , where I discovered fresh brands with great products trying to get their names out there.
I bought quite a few things, especially when you know that at pop up stores, prices are discounted (at least, where I went).
Here is my selection and a quick summary of the brand. Tell me what you think!
Click on the pictures to access the e-shops.
Click on the brand name to access its official site.
(This my bag, but mine is dark brown!)
Salomé in Naturel
Silver knot ring (which I own too!)
Lilly Lilla, Paris
Petite Pochette, Velvet Underground series
(I own a bigger version, in a navyish-grayish shade)
Bleu de Chauffe, Paris
Sac Plombier Jules