During Paris Fashion Week, showroom for up-and-coming brands Designers Apartment shone the spotlight on 13 innovative brands working to make a name for themselves in an increasingly competitive and harsh environment.
Established in 2013, the high-end brand led by Anouki Areshidze is a staple of the Georgian fashion scene. Classic silhouettes like trench coats and midi dresses are reworked with the brand’s eco-friendly spirit.
The designer, until now in charge of style at menswear label Pal Zileri, is the new creative director of Ferrari’s Diversification division, after the car manufacturer recently announced a production deal with Armani.
Instead of leading in fashion education, Paris has historically dawdled behind its greatest rivals. Though that seems very likely to change, and quickly, thanks to a major new project launched in Paris with the IFM.
This weekend, at Who's Next in Paris, the French show organiser and Istituto Marangoni are launching a call for applications to Lab Scene, a mentoring programme that will support three emerging designers for a year.
European fashion brands Etro, Balmain Paris, Ermanno Scervino and Chantal Thomass, and furniture firm Poliform, have all committed to supporting MA students at Istituto Marangoni during the academic year 2018/2019.