5 Up & Coming Designers To Watch At Paris Fashion Week

While a lot of well-established designers, like Isabel Marant, Dior and many more are showing beautiful collections during Paris fashion week, a few fairly new and yet very talented  designers don’t get the attention they truly deserve. So here’s the top five new PFW designers  you should check out quickly.

Born in 1984 in Paris, Léa Peckre is a French designer and founder of her own label. She won the L’Oréal Professional jury’s big price of the International fashion and photography festival of Hyères, chaired that year by Raf Simons.


After a BT in applied Arts, the designer went to Bruxelles, Belgium to study in La Cambre architecture and visual arts school. In 2008, during her fourth year she was spotted by Jean Paul Gaultier, who was in charge of the evaluation of the students’ final collections. Peckre then stated to work in Gaultier’s couture house followed by Givenchy and after her studies she joined Isabel Marant, the year she won the contest in Hyères.
In 2012 she decided to create her own eponymous brand, and at the same time also became creative director of the new leather goods brand De Gris.
But it’s only in September 2014 that she presented for the first time a fashion show as part of the official schedule of Paris fashion week. Her first Spring and Summer collection for 2015 was called  “Part 1”.
Her style is quite sophisticated with a touch of rock attitude, with the use of lace and ornaments. The sculptural volumes combined with soft fabrics give an overall urban chic style making the brand both fun, interesting and well positioned for a young market.
Léa Peckre AW16/17
Léa Peckre AW16/17


After a Bachelor in fashion design in the legendary Central Saint Martins, Christelle Kocher, started to work as an assistant designer for Emporio Armani, she was in charge of evening wear, jersey, lingerie and embroidery.
The following years she gained experience in big fashion houses such as Chloé between 2006 and 2008, Sonia Rykiel in 2008, Dries Van Noten in 2009, Bottega Veneta between 2010 and 2014, the year she founded her own label she named after her last name: Koché.
Koché has a different approach to the fashion market which is very interesting: the brand is an outstanding blend of street culture, high fashion and contemporary art, mixing casual attitude with remarkable luxurious garments. As stated on their website: “UNCOMPROMISINGLY MODERN, EFFORTLESSLY ELEGANT AND TIMELESSLY REFINED, KOCHÉ OPENS A DOOR TO AN INTRIGUING NEW ANGLE OF HIGH LUXURY FASHION – “COUTURE TO WEAR ».”
Koché AW16/17
Koché AW16/17


Redemption (ex Redemption Choppers) was founded in 2013 by Bebe Moratti, Daniele Sirtori and Vanni Laghi. Their first fashion show was in October 2015 in Paris for their spring and summer 2016 collection.
Sharing the same passion and vision for choppers, the trio wanted to create more than a brand, a lifestyle that brings together fashion, bikers and charity. The DNA of Redemption is highly sophisticated, almost couture, with rock touches for a timeless and modern wardrobe. The production is entirely made in Italy, to offer craftsmanship excellence. But what makes this brand so particular ? Redemption gives 50% of their earnings to charities.
Redemption AW16/17
Redemption AW16/17


Created by the Finnish designer Tuomas Merikoski, AALTO is a Paris-based fashion house that is interesting through its new approach to womenswear mixing a bold fashion esthetic with the elegance and the comfort of a masculine wardrobe.
The success of AALTO relies on the association of nordic graphics, with cool Parisian vibes. Mixing clean lines, with striking patterns and colors, taking the best of both worlds.


Founded four years ago by the Italian designer Marianna Rosati, DROMe is a made in Italy brand with a minimal, yet very sophisticated style.
Rosati’s project started with a love and family know-how for leather, that she likes to use to make contemporary, and trendy garments. The collections are made with good quality leather, with the exceptions of some details and inserts.
« […] I’m willing to change the way people see leather because leather is not only a material good for biker jackets or classic items, but it is a precious material that can become anything you like and that you can wear every day,» said DROMe’s designer Rosati to Harper’s Bazaar.
Drawn into the fashion world at a very young age Marianna Rosati grew up with the desire to design her own wardrobe. Her dazzling creations are very wearable and have that chic, elegant and very feminine Italian touch that we can spot on Milan fashion week’s catwalks.
DROMe AW16/17
DROMe AW16/17


Written by Amina Sutter

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