Fashion Week has always been one of Paris’ long-expected annual events, which places the city and iconic fashion houses in the spotlight for a week. This year, two of Paris’ major district Committees, Comité Haussmann Paris and Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, have joined forces to shed some of the limelight on young designers - a complementary and still too little-known aspect of the fashion industry - in their respective districts.
During Paris Fashion Week (Womenswear), which will take place from September 23rd to October 1st 2019, the two district Committees will host an original outdoor exhibition featuring photos of the collections of 18 young fashion designers who were finalists at Hyères’ prestigious International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories. Jean-Pierre Blanc, who founded the Hyères Festival 35 years ago, is the exhibition’s artistic director. He selected both the fashion designers and the photos that will be displayed.
The exhibition, entitled “Paris-Hyères, la mode de demain” (Paris-Hyères, Fashion of the Future), will feature 34 display boards positioned at regular intervals on iconic streets in the Haussmann and Saint-Honoré districts. Each board will present a young fashion designer and describe its career and style. The general public will notably be able to see the display boards on Boulevard Haussmann, Rue Royale, Place de la Madeleine, Rue Tronchet and Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré.
This is the first time two district Committees from two of Paris’ historic neighbourhoods - both symbols of fashion, luxury, and Paris shopping - jointly organize an original event devoted to fashion. The exhibition will also allow the general public to enjoy the unique atmosphere that takes over Paris during this highly visible event.