Introducing Peau de Chagrin, the new British brand that has travelled Europe in search of the continent’s disappearing savoir-faire from some of its best artisans. The result? Two unique accessories made to the highest of standards to pass through generations to come.
Archive for May, 2016
Unless under the heading “fashion flops”, or if we were to bring out a Trendbook for the over sixties, we never imagined that we’d be talking about shopping carts on the blog. That was until we spotted “The Wago”.
At Promostyl, we are proud to be able to mark our Trendbooks with a Made in France label, right from fabric dye to the season’s silkscreen printed colour range. For the conception of our new books, we have collaborated with a family run Parisian workshop, situated just a few roads away from Place de la Republique in the 10th district. The area exudes traditional Paris, where craftsmen work in the shadow of big couture houses. The printers manipulate paper like they do fabric, using an artisan know-how mastered by a small team.
Now Cannes’ festivities have come to an end, we confirm that ‘Le Smoking’ is steping on the toes of statement and often-inelegant red carpet gowns. The latest Lebanese collection by Racil Chalhout had a lot of convincing to do with its photogenic cuts and shades in sensual materials.
The travelling concept store NOIR GAAZOL made a 2-day stop off at La Hus’ boutique, just a short walk from Paris’ Place de la République. In just a few months Noir Gaazol, a truck-boutique piloted by Antoine and Angela, has become the emblem of the European road trip, sharing its lifestyle on social media. The infallible eye of the tandem unearths the stylish and irresistible treasures for their community, Generation Y.
Stylist is opening The Stackers, an ephemeral concept store under a big glass roof of 1700m2, situated on Rue de Lappe in Paris’ 11th district. The space will open about 30 days a year to present fresh new talents amongst the fashion industry plucked straight out of art, design and fashion school. Largely, the store will be selling a few micro-collections from these emerging designers.
Florian Milker is born in 1984 in Weimar, Deutschland. After studying in School design at Erfurt, he works for three years in the silversmith’s trade. He concentrates on form, colour and finishing in order to give a more sophisticated look to his pieces.
It’s spring time in Paris and we are busy prepping for the summer sun. At the top of our list is a pair of stylish sunnies, specifically one from the new SS16 collection by Californian brand, Garrett Leight.
Our latest Trendbooks talk about a hyperactive activewear market that’s encroaching upon traditional clothing and accessories sales. Nowadays, to the detriment of more delicate footwear, trainers are worn from day to night.
Based in New York, Ilana Kohn designs textiles and a clothing line. First and foremost an illustrator for the New Yorker, the New York Times and Kiehl’s, in 2011 Ilana started to imagine easy to wear, clean and classic clothing which focused on forms and colours. Now, using just 5 basic silhouettes, the collection is enriched with 5 variations of colour and materials that allow us to combine silhouettes and limits production.