3 PARISIAN DESIGNERS WE HAVE OUR EYE ON
Every year, new designers are given the opportunity to showcase their work and join big names in the four main fashion weeks (London, Paris, New York, and Milan). Few people know, however, that Haute Couture Fashion Week is a much more exclusive ring of designers who must meet a series of fashion criteria that is protected by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. One of the most important criteria is that the designers must have a workshop in Paris with a full time working staff of at least 20 persons.
This summer, however, was proof that more and more Asian designers are being invited to Paris during the exclusive event. We had the opportunity to check a few of them out and have our eyes on three names we expect to see a lot from in the future.
Xuan-Thu Nguyen after her Xuan Haute Couture FW 2017 show
(Photo by Thierry Chesnot)
Dutch-Vietnamese Paris based designer Xuan-Thu Nguyen is getting more and more attention for her work’s incredible construction and memorable pieces. She was invited to HCFW for the first time this year and her show had us feeling like we were in a daydream.
(Photos by Dimitri Koundourakis)
Hyun Mi Nelson
Hyun Mi Nelson after her 2017SS Haute Couture collection show in Paris.
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South Korean Dane Hyun Mi Nelson made her solo entrance with her Haute Couture Spring/Summer show early this year in Paris. Her previous work was with big names Max Mara, Burberry, and Alexander Mcqueen whose influences you can see in some of her work.
A Hyun Mi Nelson design from her 2017 FW Haute Couture Collection
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Photo of Yuima Nakazato August, 2016 (Photo: Getty Images)
Tokyo-born designer Nakazato was a name more and more people are starting to anticipate as he’s dressed Lady Gaga in previous years and uses show stopping digital garments with 3D printing technology. He was the second Japaneses artist to be chosen ever for HCFW and the first in 12 years.
A Yuima Nakazato creation presented during his 2017/18 FW Haute Couture show
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