The very best of British design - from posh frocks to quirky accessories, from a new generation of young hot stars to those who have a worldwide reputation to maintain вЂ“ thatвЂ™s whatвЂ™s on offer from the record 150 companies showing in Paris next month at the Paris Fashion Week shows (2-6 October 2009).
Veneu: The Box, Pavilion Cambon-Capucines, 46 rue Cambon, 75001 Paris.
Date: 2-5 October 2009.
International buyers will be further tempted to purchase British designs as prices are very affordable вЂ“ particularly those who can take advantage of the weak British pound.
Below is a selection of the collections on show. Full details of who is exhibiting where can be found on the Brits in Paris showguide, map and exhibitor listing at www.ukfashionexports.com
Below is a selection of the collections on show.
Alex Monroe (jeweller with a love of nature)
Rupert Sanderson (super shoes)
Rocio (amazing acacia wood handbags)
Misa Harada вЂ“ quirky designs and collaborations with Yohji Yamamoto ( see picture attached)
Philip Treacy вЂ“ grabs the headlines at the best society weddings
Stephen Jones вЂ“ for 15 years in sync with Galliano
Meli Melo вЂ“ revolutionising bag carrying вЂ“ seen on the arms of Kate Middleton, Jaime Winstone and Kimberley Stewart
William Tempest вЂ“ shades of Alexander McQueen combined with Roland Mouret and now collaborating with Sony VAIO
KTZ - Kokon Tozai вЂ“ very bold, exciting, вЂњinsaneвЂќ
Maria Francesca Pepe вЂ“ fuses decorative design with wearability
Osman Yousefzada вЂ“ acknowledged as the new King of the Little Black Dress
Antoni and Alison вЂ“ fashion royalty with a whimsical touch to their designs
House of Holland вЂ“ the it-brand of London Fashion Week вЂ“ now in tights!
Orla Kiely вЂ“ Designer of the Year 2009, UK Fashion Export Awards
Ostwald Helgason вЂ“ dramatic prints, as seen on Rihanna
Steph Aman вЂ“ romantic, embroidered womenswear