Running through the latex seams of everything young French fashion designer Arthur Avellano creates is an unmistakable spirit of insolence. The world of Avellano is one that humbly rejects fashion norms, inadvertently prodding at modern questions around insubordination, liberation, diversity and sustainability.
Breaking the Pattern
French designer Odély Teboul launched her Berlin-based label in 2017 under a pseudonym, Lou de Bètoly, an anagram of the designer’s name, allowing her to playfully explore with recycled and luxury materials, using her background and know-how in Haute Couture to produce her solo collections.
Prints in Harmony
Arthur Arbesser’s Spring Summer 19 collection for Milan Fashion Week is an ode to the art of two artists, Italian sculptor and ceramicist Fausto Melotti and Austrian sculptor Vally Wieselthier, linking the personal history of the designer in Austria and Italy to the collection in a cascade of prints.
Elegant Parisian Grunge
Parisian menswear designer Louis-Gabriel Nouchi, who trained in Belgium and Italy and has a penchant for everything Japan, talks us through his influences, his unique blend of grungy-yet-elegant activewear, his female clients and fashion in Paris in 2019.
Fresh New Kicks
Streetwear and sustainability are two of the hottest buzzwords in fashion right now. New French brand Igwe combines both, creating a high-quality sneaker that is environmentally-friendly in terms of materials and production—without forsaking the essential tenet of any fashion label: design.
Shake it up
We explore Dutch menswear design duo Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh’s avant-garde label BOTTER and their new appointment as creative directors for storied French fashion house Nina Ricci.
Up-and-coming fashion label Neith Nyer, founded by Brazilian designer Francisco Terra and based in Paris, offers a refreshing new vision of womenswear that’s as glamorous as it is “ugly-pretty”.