The world’s a stage and none more diverse than Paris couture. Where a Gibraltar-born designer creates couture for a Belgian maison; a Phoenician master in Beirut; and a young mum fashion godmother on the Left Bank.
Paris Fashion Week has never been the easiest of cities for young hopefuls, though that lacuna underwent a major shift on Monday, when the Master's students of the Institut Français de la Mode opened the runway season.
Roh Kyeongeoun has won the debut 'Istituto Marangoni Paris Leonard Paris' master’s degree bursary to the Paris branch of the Italian fashion school, in a novel new design collaboration held Tuesday in the French capital.
The Istituto Marangoni has named Sonia Ben Maaouia to be the postgraduate program leader, on the Paris campus of the international fashion college. She joins the school after eight years with Karla Otto.
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.