The Pommier does PFW: 5 French Designers to Watch
Posted on 27 February 2017
Paris Fashion Week is upon us and with it a return to the spiritual home of style. This city always oozes chic but when it comes to PFW the capital turns into an extended runway. 2017 sees iconic label, Dior, celebrate the 70th anniversary of its first ever show alongside collections from emerging new talent. PFW rarely disappoints and is sure to close out the fashion month in some serious style. In honour of one of the key moments in the fashion calendar, we’ve shone the spotlight on accessories by our favourite French designers.
Punk meets polish in Justine Clenquet’s collection of 90’s inspired jewellery. Chokers and bracelets hint at grunge inspired chains but remain refined and delicate, while 24 carat gold finishes and Swarovski elements add femininity. Beauty is in the detail here, with exquisite finishing to every piece. Pair these designs with classic shapes and neutral colours to let your accessories do all the talking.
Mademoiselle Felee is Paris. The symbols and themes of the iconic city sit playfully in this jewellery creating graphic shapes and artful lines. Here, metal is engraved, cut, and laced with a textural fluidity that feels light and modern. Produced in limited editions in a Paris workshop, every piece feels truly authentic. Layer up designs for a contemporary, bohemian look.
Leather becomes art in Atelier Mai Martin’s colourful and contemporary jewellery. Designs are bold and bright taking strong influences from Japanese art and the patterns of the natural world. These geometric designs are the perfect statement piece to lift your look from everyday to extraordinary. Make a classic white shirt fierce by styling with these unique pieces.
Think French design was all about understated classics? Think again. Fun and frivolity sit at the heart of Bijoux de Famille. From French fry earrings to oversized statement rings this is jewellery to be noticed in. Parisian Designer Julie Pasquet, trained with Christian Lacroix and Barbara Bui and there is a definite high fashion edge to these wild designs. Wear with heaps of attitude and clashing prints for a bold look.
Natural materials and sculptural shaping combine in Salome Charly’s whimsical designs. Cherrywood is carved into geometric forms to create naturalistic necklaces, bracelets, and rings that feel utterly different, while the warm tones of the wood lend a depth and intimacy to these intricate pieces. This is real statement jewellery so keep styling simple and soft.
French design has an important past and an exciting future. Workmanship and quality remain crucial as bold new designers break style rules and push the boundaries of fashion. We can’t wait to see where the French fashion journey will go next and have our eyes firmly fixed on the runways of PFW 2017 to uncover the next accessory superstars.
Explore the freshest French designers at The Pommier today and find your very own piece of Gallic style.