Nowhere does Men’s Fashion Week quite like Paris and with the imminent arrival of the Autumn/Winter 16/17 shows, we take a look at the exciting new designers making their mark on this most prestigious event.
Amidst the likes of the ever-impressive Maison Margiela, Raf Simons and Lanvin a new generation is emerging. Established in Paris in 2013, design duo Avoc have found success in sharp, architectural lines and simple shapes with unusual features. Using structured fabrics, block colours and neat, workwear elements they create gender-neutral garments that are both functional and elegant.
Paris based Johannes Adele was founded by Swedish designer Johannes Leijonberg and French designer Adèle Gillardeau. The pair each draw on their cultural heritages and travels around the world for inspiration. They have an ethical approach to production and carefully select their fabrics, choosing to manufacture their pieces predominantly in France. Their designs express a clean, modern Swedish aesthetic combined with chic French wearability.
Presenting for the first time is Parsons graduate and H&M Design Award winner Ximon Lee. The New York based designer uses bonded fabrics to create visually stunning structured shapes. He enhances his designs with embroidered elements, text and print to dramatic effect.
Avoc are showing on Wednesday 20th January,
Johannes Adele are showing on Friday 22nd January,
Ximon Lee is presenting on Sunday 24th January.