Young graduate from the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne who worked at Galiano, Margiela, Saint Laurent and Balmain, Vincent Garnier Pressiat launched his house at the AW21 FW in Paris. This new collection in chiaroscuro blends in Victorian and 1970s elegance with bold nightlife exuberance.
Didn’t think upcycling could be incredibly sexy? It’s no surprise Kévin Germanier’s unparalleled eco-friendly glamour caught the eye of the industry with his innovative and artful use of beads and silicone. The CSM alumni brings here a new collection where bold pop colours meet disco brilliance, with kaleidoscopic outfits ready to shine and move endlessly at the first stroke of light.
Berlin’s Ottolinger continues to challenge luxury fashion’s status quo with impressive handwork and forward-thinking shapes. “Staying true to our sensuous Elf-core,” the new SS22 collection beams with vibrant, earthy tones, with the designer’s signature mesh work wrapped around bodies like Devil’s ivy—the most resilient plant and an apt companion for pandemic times.
In its 4 years of existence, the young fashion creative collective from Estonia has already gathered a cult following across Europe and beyond. Drawing from the aesthetics of various subcultures, the project aims to redefine the relationship between designers and consumers. With a party area in the basement, a tattoo parlour and various interactive installations, Racer‘s first-ever international pop-up event and concept store was an undeniable success: a young and eclectic crowd of trendsetters queued outside for its two opening days.
Owenscorp’s label-head brought to the monolithic architecture of Palais de Tokyo a new sling of Spartan power outfits perfect for the dark and brutalist dance floors of this world. Adorned by a line of chokers by Goosens, the new collection features his signature enlarged shoulders and some of the flesh-exposing, clean cutouts that have marked this SS22 season. The show featured a weary, distorted soundtrack custom remix of ‘Godzillafather’ by Mochipet, as a topical nod to our short-lived hedonistic pursuits.
Images courtesy of FHCM Paris
Published October 15, 2021. Words by M. Dapoigny.