Whether presenting debut collections, new collaborations or highly anticipated runway shows, these fashion designers and stylists are sure to leave their mark on the style world. Here is a look at four names to keep an eye on through the coming fashion weeks.
Isabel Marant and H&M
Since the announcement of a collaborative collection from the French stylist and the Swedish fast fashion chain in June, fashionistas everywhere have eagerly awaited its unveiling. The two brands will present a line of ready-to-wear apparel and accessories for women, men and children, all characterised by an urban, bohemian and glam rock style featuring some of the season’s top trends. The wait is not over yet, though: the collection will be released on November 14, 2013 in 250 H&M stores and online.
While his first BOSS women’s wear collection will not be revealed until this winter, the young Taiwanese-born couturier will nonetheless be in the limelight this fall. In addition to collaborating on the ad campaign for the Hugo Boss label, Wu is launching a beauty collection with Lancôme. After its unveiling this week at New York Fashion Week (September 5-12), the makeup line will be sold in a limited edition including an eye shadow palette, mascara, lipsticks and nail polishes.
Another of the season’s rising stars, this young designer will present his first collection for Paco Rabanne at the Spring/Summer 2014 show in Paris (September 24 to October 7). Taking over from Lydia Maurer as creative director for the brand, the 30-year old stylist will be among the most closely followed designers at Paris Fashion Week.
The legendary couturier will be honored by an exhibition at the Galliera Museum in Paris from September 28 to January 26. For the first retrospective exhibition of Azzedine Alaia’s work, over 70 iconic looks will be presented to the public, staged by the designer Martin Szekely. Each gown will represent a highlight of the Tunisian-born designer’s multi-decade career, from his days as a student of sculpture at the Beaux-Arts de Tunis art school to his work as a custom tailor. If you’re passing through the French capital for Fashion Week, this is one visit you will not want to miss. – AFP RELAXNEWS