NJAL in partnership with Who’s Next and Premiere Classe have worked together extensively in previous years to facilitate the entry of emerging talent into the trade shows universe at no cost. The Future of Fashion Program opportunity is a stepping stone for 30 emerging designers to grow internationally and showcase in Paris to a key industry audience for up to three seasons.
Following the phenomenal success of the last edition, the thirty selected contestants span five continents and eighteen different countries and will showcase their Spring/Summer 2016 collections at the September 2015 Who’s Next and Premiere Classe trade shows. They will be presented in Who’s Next’s URBAN and FAME areas and in Premiere Classe the accessory-led trade show, and enjoy one-to-one mentoring with industry mavericks to ensure their development throughout the program. After an exhaustive selection process, Who’s Next and Premiere Classe, in collaboration with Not Just A Label are ecstatic to announce exactly which thirty designers will be joining the trade show universe this season.
And guess what? We’re so happy for Exocet Paris, the young promising Parisian brand, who’s been selected among the talented designers ahead of style & avant-garde for a promising future of fashion. Find below our favorite designers, and to see the full list head to NJAL!
Exocet is a harminous union between fashion and technology, mixing traditional savoir-faire (working with leather goods) and technoloically progressive techniques such as 3D printing with an avant-garde sensibility. Exocet’s accesories are hybrid creations; each handbag holds a 3D printed hybrid animal or a vegetal figure. It’s aesthetic symbolism to emphasise the great role which technology plays in our lives today; as technology invades our lives, we start to lose our animal spirit.
Anisha Parmar is a London based, British-Asian designer. Her work is inspired by her own family history, cultural diaspora and the mixture of cultures that she embodies. She uses jewellery techniques mixed with wood for large-scale sculptural pieces that blur the lines between art and wearable jewellery.
Niza Huang is a Metalwork and Jewellery Designer based in London, UK who creates unique jewellery, that is designed to be as functional as it is beautiful. Haung has crafted up a diverse portfolio with her expert use of texture and sculptural forms. Though her pieces are fashion orientated, there is a highly researched story behind every design, giving each consumer a piece of wearable sculpture.
We previously introduce Linda‘s bags with our Tech Up editorials. Linda Siető is a Budapest based accessories designer with a fascination with all things experimental. The core of the brand is an experimental approach towards fashion accessories, the objects are fresh and contemporary, carrying raw and intricate details made with care and with an open mind for new technological possibilities.
Will you be at Who’s Next, from 4th to 7th September in Paris? If so meet you there!