Find the fashion and accessories designers to follow at Premiere Classe

Premiere Classe will be in full swing from 1 to 4 March, with a rich and creative offering.

Alongside Paris Fashion Week, here are some of the names to (re)discover.

Vannina Vesperini: when underwear comes out on top

The designer has embodied the “Dessous-Dessus” (under and over) concept since 1996. Her credo: elegant silk and lace lingerie that makes a statement. Tops can be worn with jeans and a blazer, slips become evening dresses and can be combined with chic accessories.

“Dessous-Dessus is the art of showing off your lingerie, of transcending it," explains Vannina Vesperini. It's a unique style that combines the chic and the sensual, elegance and refinement, style and femininity.

Something extra: in 2021, the designer, who is fascinated by colour, graduated in chromo-therapy. She makes the most of this asset by regularly organising "Confiance en soie" (silk confidence) workshops based on the power and significance of colours.

La Prestic Ouiston or daring to mix prints successfully

Laurence Mahéo launched La Prestic Ouiston in 2008, assembling old silk twill scarves into unique pieces. Her numbered creations, basically upcycling before it was a thing, immediately attracted a customer base that was sensitive to the poetry of detail. Since then, she has continued to distance herself from fashion standards, offering fluid, feminine pieces whose star material is silk twill. Dresses, tops, trousers and blouses dare to mix prints for a unique silhouette that's always chic.

Studio Valette: the art of neo tailoring

Still in his thirties, up and coming designer Pierre-François Valette launched his brand in Paris in 2020. Trained at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and at Saint Laurent, Studio Valette reinterprets men’s clothing while staying true to classic construction methods that he softens to give it a more contemporary look. Particularly attached to the concept of transmission and a responsible future, he values both traditional techniques and the craftsmen he collaborates with.

For men and women of all ages, Studio Valette silhouettes can be worn every day to work, whether you want to dazzle at a cocktail party or simply affirm your love of tailoring.

Clara Daguin: the star of Fashion Tech

In September 2023, the jury of the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris recognised this French designer for her work, which boldly combines haute couture, cutting-edge craftsmanship and technology. Her dresses, bombers and tops light up, flash or interact with music or the environment.

An artist, designer and engineer in one, Clara Daguin designs couture garments but also more basic pieces like phosphorescent caps and scarves with patterns that evoke light. She also likes to experiment and collaborate with other fashion houses for greater diversity.

Victoria Leivissa: a passion for craftsmanship and colour

In 2018, while spending her time between Paris and Ibiza, Victoria went to India on holiday and fell in love with the country. Her first piece will be the Leivissa kimono, named after the old town of Ibiza that she loves so much. Handmade from brightly-coloured fabric scraps and embellished with traditional Indian motifs, the kimono has since become THE star piece of her  collections. This is the origin of the eponymous Victoria Leivissa brand. Today, the brand's range has expanded to include blouses, trousers, trench coats and even jewellery pieces, also made using Indian craftsmanship, and all in colourful combinations to liven up the daily grind.

Judy Mazzotti: accessories in their purest form

Native to Rimini, Italy, the designer, who trained at Chanel and Giuseppe Zanotti, has since trodden her own path. At the heart of her eponymous collections of shoes and bags, Judy Mazzotti's style is instantly recognisable. 100% made in Italy, her nappa leather shoes feature a futuristic heel made from titanium using 3D printing technology. There's no frills, just a splash of colour for accessories that focus on the essentials: style. Her bags adopt the same approach, with a streamlined design and a signature ergonomic handle.

Amniotic Jewellery: adaptable jewellery to suit your moods

Created and designed by Isabelle Guyon, Amniotic Jewellery is a unique concept that lets you put your own jewellery together. Each kit includes the famous links (in different shapes and sizes) with a micro-slot for assembly.

An infinite source of creativity, links allow you to come up with your own jewellery, depending on where you are in your life. Classic as a symmetrical choker, flattering as a necklace in a décolleté, rock n’ roll as a choker-style necklace, or whimsical in a random order... anything goes. The addition of 24-carat rose or fine gold-plated modules and palladium-plated modules, also lets you combine colours. Amniotic Jewellery makes each customer the creator of her own desires. The brand also offers unique pieces.

Kapush Paris: the head sneaker

Someone was bound to come up with it: imagine a hood sold as a stand-alone piece that is also a beautiful accessory that can be worn with pride. Behind this innovative idea is Déborah O'Hana, who wanted "a detached, gender-neutral accessory that could be worn even with a suit and that would allow you to express yourself while protecting yourself from the outside world, but still making yourself visible".

These cocoons of different thicknesses, made from technical materials and fabrics from leading French fashion houses, can of course be worn when it's cold or rainy, but more recent models are designed for year-round use. In fact, Déborah has designed hoods made for summer, to protect the neck and head from the sun.

Cuiraséx: character bags

Agnus Dei, Victor & Victim, Crème de la Crème, Made in China and The Great Masturbator are just some of the strange names given to the premium bags produced by this ultra-confidential label. Conceived by Emmanuel Chen in Asia, Cuiraséx pitches itself as an interdisciplinary design studio focusing on leather and specialising in the production of exclusive, limited-edition collector's items.

Discover bags of the same size that can be worn three different ways (on the shoulder, as a cross-body or as a rucksack). Entirely handmade to order, they look like little pets.

Lah Paris: ethical and poetic jewellery

Hélène Rommelaere decided to launch her own label after several years working for fashion houses designing jewellery collections.

LAH (an anagram of the first names of her and her children), pronounced "Là", was launched in January 2020. Her jewellery is "sensual, virtuous and beautiful". Virtuous because it's produced in a short circuit, in France, from certified and completely recycled materials", she confides.

Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, each shape symbolises a link or draws a loop, inspired by the ties of the heart and nature. Their round shapes convey the roundness of pleasure, the patina of handed-down jewellery (recycled materials are a must) and a twist that makes them unique, even playful," explains the designer. They are designed to be in motion.

Céline Vautard

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