We just got back from Paris Fashion Week, and we’re still recovering from all the commotion. But in between the hustle and bustle, the after parties and the oh-so-yummy meals, we made a note of the brands that are worth a visit, and even got to chat with a few of the designers! Besides the big names, here are the rising designers to watch out for!

 

ESTER MANAS

 

Ester Manas is a brand created by designers Ester Manas and Balthazar Delepierre. They both studied at La Cambre in Brussels, completing a five year course that Ester punctuated by traineeships in fashion houses such as Annemie Verbeke, Balenciaga, Paco Rabanne or Acne Studios. Their fashion DNA is: one size fits all and their clothes celebrate and reward skills and craftsmanship and empower every type of woman.


KENTA MATSUSHIGE

 

Matsushige graduated from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne in 2012. His collection aims to be urban and modern whilst respecting hinabi, pastoral beauty, which is in opposition to miyabi, urban beauty. Inspired by the architecture of Japanese museums and the augmented reality videos that allow virtual 2D or 3D elements to be added to our natural perception of reality, the collection was voted to win by the Festival jury.
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MAME KUROGOUCHI

Designer brand Mame Kurogouchi may be hard to pronounce, but isn’t hard to remember after attending its show. This label is called “the new Sacai” for good reason. The Japanese designer is very good at combining Japanese culture and calmness with Western velocity. Kurogouchi finds her inspiration in the beauty of her daily life. It may be clear that this brand is one to watch. 

 

 

 

MOSSI

 

We dubbed Mossi the king of neutrals. With minimalistic designs and only neutral colors, (another excuse to wear all black all week!) we believe that fashion for this brand is not just about clothes but rather a way of life. We were simply inspired.

  

 

 

PATRICK CUPID

 

Patrick Cupid is an American designer who “loves to buy fabrics”. It’s something that’s greatly overlooked in the world of fast fashion, he says. The New Yorker loves to educate his followers about fabrics and other fashion related business on his Instagram account, but his collections are worth a watch as well. Like no other, Cupid is capable of combining haute couture fabrics with everyday garments. About his 2019 collection, he says: “Beauty, softness, elegance, are employed by a confident hand capable of using those apparently innocent tools to construct a strength that carries a seductive appeal, flirtatiously sexy, but immensely empowering and liberating.” 

 

MASHAMA

Masha Ma is a Chinese designer commuting between Shanghai and Paris. She is one of the most well-known Chinese designers of the moment and therefore worth a visit. Her amazing streetwear inspired classy collections remind us of a mix between (old) Céline, Vetements and Balenciaga, but in a very original way. 

 

JARELZHANG

Jarel Zhang was born in China and educated in London. He received two master’s degrees in fashion and presented his first collection during New York Fashion Week. This year, he shows his new collection at Paris Fashion Week and we’re very curious about what’s next. Expect exploding color clashes, fine materials and streetwear influenced pieces.

 

 

C.R.LEE

 

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First and foremost… pushing through these last couple weeks after Ed’s passing was probably the most challenging situation I have ever endured. So I want to say thank you to each and everyone of you who sent words of encouragement love and support. You were right he would have wanted it this way. He also would have wanted me to do whatever was on my heart… hence switching my music at the last minute and playing @richforever in the PARIS RITZ 😏😜thank you @kdjabove for making it happen last minute. Thank you @avenue_dave for my original track. To my backbone @itsmefranswa thank you for always being that guiding loving supportive light. To my family and friends who traveled to see the show wow y’all wow… your support is unmatched and I promise to keep going! To my new brothers @kyletheret @papaparkerorms @encounterhatco @lukeswoop_andpull this is just the beginning you guys are so talented genuine and I was honored to work alongside you WE did it we are international designers! Last but not least to my team. We felt the void this time but @jake_blackson @snoopyisme @jmart8807 @robertainez each of you stepped in and your work and energy are unmatched I couldn’t do any of this without each one of you. Let’s keep raising the bar baby!!!!! 🥂🤘🏾❤️ #BIGTIME

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ALPHONSE MAITREPIERRE

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