Hawk-eyed editors, big-time buyers and trigger-happy bloggers were in full force at Paris’s most promising trade show Who’s Next (apparel) and Première Classe (accessories). While we spotted a slew of Indian names there, like ELLE Graduates Ragini Ahuja and Dhruv Kapoor, we introduce you here to the brightest global names.
Flip through the gallery to get know the coolest young labels, from Who's Next and Première Classe Paris
Club kids, androgyny and the traditional Hanbok dress inspire Min Kyoung Heo and Eun Young Heo’s label. Scribbled codes and louche tailoring make this Korean duo’s debut line unmissable.
Morning Lau (Hong Kong) and Yasmine Jaber (Beirut) have used technology to create covetable fashion, like 3D figures printed on leather bags. A magnificent white owl on our It bag? Yes, please.
By mixing cultures — her Indian heritage and London’s melting-pot vibes — Parmar creates wonderfully bold jewellery. Mayan indigo meets gold leaf and wood to create scalloped crowns fit for a maharani and an armour-like body harness.
Pairs in Paris
Partners Caroline Robert and Antonin Waterkeyn have the right idea about footwear: luxe kicks that are unisex and super-hip. Designed in Paris and made in Portugal, the shoes have rubber soles and come in delicious colours — some are gilded in 14k gold.
Cunnington & Sanderson
A love for drapes was the foundation of the partnership between Matthew Cunnington and John Sanderson, when they met at the University of Central England. Founded in 2010, the London-based label moulds fabric into figure-defying folds with pockets of volume.
Taiwanese Huang's jewellery excites with its raw handmade textures and bare delicacy. Made in London, her line often uses claw-like shapes to “reference the ephemeral nature of our experience, and our futile desire to reach out and capture it,” she says.
Friends Sasha and Stephanie are committed to simplicity and sustainability. Made from seamless vegetable tanned or recycled hide, their basket bags, carry-all totes and slim wallets are proof that less is indeed more.