Almost as quickly as last fashion month flew by… the next one has arrived in style. Kicking off with menswear and couture, a lineup of classics and fresh contenders is backdropped by glittering Paris for a surely unforgettable season. Why? Eight new faces have entered the scene, each already boasting A-list fans and true innovation.
Picasso-level prints, unforeseen casting, and masculine glam… meet CR’s roster-to-watch below.
Though not an official debut for the brand this season, Amiri is only getting started. Fusing L.A. cool kid energy with a street culture ethos, the brand launched by custom designing looks for mainstay rockstars. Ever heard of Steven Tyler? Flash forward a few capsule collections and concept store reigns, founder Mike Amiri was nominated for CFDA’s Menswear Designer of the Year award.
Amiri is showing in Paris on January 20 at 10:30 AM Central European Time.
In an ever-rising fluidity of gender across all artistic spaces, Bianca Saunders is emerging just in time. Injecting the menswear landscape with feminine roots and her West Indian background, the Andam Grand Prize recipient has been taking London Fashion Week by storm for several seasons. Now, her eponymous brand arrives to the most prestigious of runways—with colorful ingenuity to boot.
Bianca Saunders is showing in Paris on January 19 at 10 AM Central European Time.
Any brand endorsed by fashion’s kingpin—LVMH—has the potential for fast-tracked explosion. Masayuki Ino, the conglomerate’s prize winner in 2018, and his Japanese streetwear label, Doublet, are doing just that. Forging a kitschy edge within fashion’s most trendy category, Ino’s ramen pop-ups and stuffed animal totes contain a sense of childlike wonder often absent from the Parisian look. Doublet will surely make a splash.
Doublet is showing in Paris on January 23 at 1:30 PM Central European Time.
Both uni- and meta-verses are transformed by the futuristic French duo that is EgonLab. Self-defining as an “emerging brand that draws its inspiration from societal culture and all forms of revolution that have impacted the modern world” in Metal Magazine, founders Florentin Glémarec and Kevin Nompeix are passionate for dressing anyone who wants to sport their designs (even digitally). Age, gender, walk of life—paying no mind. The less conventional, the better. Very rarely can the dream of pure fashion ambiguity be reached… unless EgonLab is behind it.
EgonLab is showing in Paris on January 18 at 5:30 PM Central European Time.
A true rendering of his New York hustle culture roots, KidSuper‘s Colm Dillane synthesizes his “sporty Gen X work ethic” with true artistic genius. Organic colors and shapes find their place in an amalgam of funky streetwear and refined evening looks. Now with a Puma collaboration and LVMH Karl Lagerfeld prize under his belt, Dillane is simultaneously making waves in fashion and art worlds, merging galleries with runways. And after a New York takeover—complete with Pete Davidson and King Combs as superfans—Paris is about to get a bit more colorful.
KidSuper is showing in Paris on January 22 at 8 PM Central European Time.
Copenhagen style is experiencing quite the trend status following an it-girl spread of all things Scandinavian. Thus it was only fitting for Rains, the Danish outerwear brand renowned for conceptual utilitarianism, to show their most grand collection yet at the fashion capital’s Palais de Tokyo for Autumn/Winter 2022. Teased cryptically on the brand’s Instagram page, a theme of Northern Lights will adorn re-imagined outerwear silhouettes.
Rains is showing in Paris on January 20 at 12:30 PM Central European Time.
Nobody does viral like the Gvasalia family. Following their ultra successful Vetements and Demna’s powerful reign at Balenciaga, a new spinoff was launched back in July… VTMNTS. The fresh brand’s minimalist menswear aesthetic—often quite cheeky—truly spread in wildfire fashion, instantly available at over 100 retailers worldwide upon release. If VTMNTS‘ debut is any indication of what’s to come… we’re watching.
VTMNTS is showing in Paris on January 21 at 7:30 PM Central European Time.
Only birthed in 2019, Bluemarble‘s rapid appearance on the Paris calendar is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Founder Anthony Alvarez views menswear through a nearly surrealist lens; his approach already sported by the likes of Swae Lee and Euphoria’s Jacob Eldori. Bold yet wearable prints tap-dance the line between gaudy and chic, settling somewhere that has rightfully caught the world’s attention. And now that of Paris.
Bluemarble is showing in Paris on January 18 at 4 PM Central European Time.