Untitled was conceived as a showroom to catalyse the new energy of the Parisian scene by presenting a selection of relevant and emerging designers from across the city and beyond. In partnership with ESMOD International, the showroom aims to recast this historical centre for fashion culture with a fresh, creative perspective. Every season, buyers can experience installations that offer a clear view of each designer’s vision. For this first session of Untitled, there are 11 designers to discover.
Founded in Paris by Andreas Steiner, Rier was launched in 2019 to reinvent the staple Dolomite time-proof garments that cradled his childhood. Rier strives to perfect flawlessly decontextualised heritage luxury garments in natural fibres.Faithful to the rural mountain spirit that guides the brand’s sharp aesthetic, Rier 2022 takes a further step towards achieving the perfect balance between heritage, technical innovation and spontaneity. For the first time, the brand is collaborating with designer Martino Gamper to design a unique fabric made in South Tyrol. With a single collection presented each year, Rier operates in accordance with its commitment to respect local craftsmanship from the alpine regions of Austria and South Tyrol.
MAXIME was founded by Maxime Fruit who aspired to translate the interior design universe onto a modern menswear wardrobe. Focusing on exceptional fabrics, subtle detailing and simplistic silhouettes, the brand proposes a tight offering of practical, timeless pieces with artful versatility. MAXIME’s editions are responsibly designed to be uncompromisingly comfortable while also appearing elegance and effortless. The house logo, meanwhile, reminds us that there is no place like home.
Cyril Bourez launched his eponymous label in 2021, after working as a designer at Raf Simons and Lanvin and graduating from La Cambre.
His first collection, comprised of 26 styles, sets the tone of a young and nonchalant elegance for men and women, with a lot of attention to constructions and details. Fabrics are mainly sourced from luxury fashion houses’ deadstock and include double-sided wool, Oxford shirting and waterproof nylon, with all the pieces are produced in Belgium.
Fearless self-expression, twisted modernity, and a strong emotional current define Dhruv Kapoor. Since 2013, the brand has been synonymous with revolution, transformation and independence.
By weaving empowerment into the fabrics, the brand aims to break the archaic rules of gender. Far from traditional aesthetic imagery, the brand depicts an endless play of past, present, and future. It is an unrestrained reflection of contemporary society and its interactions with the most diverse cultures, defying convention and in search of new perspectives.
Part of the current menswear vanguard, the little-known label Georges Wendell has been revived by the streetwear wiz kids behind Afterhomework. With Pierre Kaczmarek and co. stepping in as creative directors, the Parisian label filters classic designs through a youthful lens, giving way to evocative results. Multi-fabric interpretations of straight-leg trousers, blazers, and bomber jackets showcase effortless experimentation, while playful details like contrast stitching and offset pockets define the label’s personality.
Walk in Paris has been founded by a collective group of creatives with various backgrounds spanning music to dance and fashion. Imagined by Léo Walk and Gary Neveu, the brand aims to combine comfort and elegance. Last spring, the label designed a vintage collection with the heritage brand Lacoste. Their colourful looks mix velvet and denim touching upon streetwear inspirations.
FREI-MUT finds its roots in Amsterdam and Berlin with art and architecture influences that include Bauhaus and the Kubist period. In addition to focusing on clean lines, functionality, and a no nonsense approach, FREI-MUT emphasises great attention to the human anatomy and speaks to the individual instead of the masses.Having created a community of craftsmen and artisans, the house is aiming for ultimate luxury in the most comfortable sense. As for the true meaning of FREI-MUT, it is the experience: once worn, the clothe become an extension of the individual.
DOCUMENTO NACIONAL DE IDENTIDAD, aka D.N.I, debuted in 2019 under the artistic direction of the Peruvian twins, Paulo and Roberto Ruiz Muñoz. Born and raised in Peru, they moved to Paris at the age 12 where they soon began studying fashion design. Taking a stand against overproduction, most pieces are made upon order which allows the team to reduce their stocks. As a commitment to fair and local production, the entire woven collection is assembled in Paris by craftswomen. The brand is also committed to supporting Peruvian know-how and works with the country’s craftspeople on various elements of the collection.
Pierre-François Valette founded Valette Studio in 2020 and within three seasons, this graduate of the Chambre Syndicale, who also trained with Isabel Marant and the house of Saint Laurent, has arrived at an idiosyncratic “casual couture” aesthetic for men and women that is punctuated with quirky touches and in sync with a new generation constantly migrating between formality and streetwear. This season, his collection, CLASSIX NOUVEAU revisits the enduring coolness of sharply-cut tailoring, carefully selected fabrics, and impeccable finishes.
INGOLD WE TRUST PARIS
Héloïse Chiron, architect, and Louis Marie De Bridiers, a tailor craftsman, form a complementary and unpredictable pair, They founded IN GOLD WE TRUST in 2017 as a Paris label conveying a transgressive aesthetic.Inspired by the American motto “IN GOD WE TRUST”, it questions the foundation of our values and the meaning of words, with each collection revolving around a theme and a manifesto that shake up convention.
Ateliers de Nîmes
Inspired by the textile heritage of the city of Nîmes and its famous denim fabric, Ateliers de Nîmes explores classic jeans with a modern touch. Founded in 2014 by Guillaume Sagot with Anthony Dubos and Clément Payen, the brand reintroduces denim techniques straight from the source. Exclusive and sustainable, each garment is designed and produced in France with the finest Italian textiles from the best suppliers.