The emerging brands at Sphere PFW ® showroom
by Modem – Posted June 01 2023
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The initiative supporting young labels will run from June 21 to 25, 2023 at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris to show the new emerging creativity.

The initiative supporting young labels will run from June 21 to 25, 2023 at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris.

The designers showing at Sphere this season are Arturo Obegero, Christoph Rumpf, C.r.e.o.l.e, Jeanne Friot, Lagos Space Programme,, and Valette Studio.

Arturo Obegero
Arturo Obegero studied pattern making for a few years before joining Central Saint Martins, from which he graduated in 2018. After a year’s experience in the workshops of the House of Lanvin, he chose to launch his own brand. His ready-to-wear is inspired by dance, surrealist and neo-noir movements. His designs make up a romantic, sensual and austere wardrobe for both men and women.

Arturo Obegero Homme Fatal Collection

Christoph Rumpf
Christoph Rumpf won the Grand Prix du jury au Festival de mode, de photographie et d’accessoires de mode in 2019. He finished his studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2020 and founded his eponymous brand in 2021. Collecting antique fabrics, he creates sophisticated collections for men and women with an artistic point of view and an appreciation for traditional tailoring skills. Admiring John Galliano, he defines his brand as sensual and structured.

Christoph Rumpf FW 23

Designer, photo stylist, artistic director, and DJ, Vincent Frederic-Colombo has long navigated between event, music, fashion, and the inclusive events of the La Creole collective, of which he is a co-founder. In 2022, he started the marketing of the brand C.r.e.o.l.e, defining it as a powerful manifesto centered on the legacy of the Creole diaspora and its future. Through his brand, he challenges the status of the male wardrobe by transitioning towards unisex codes, with a particular interest in workwear-inspired silhouettes. In 2023, the brand joined the Official Calendar of the Paris Fashion Week® presentations.

Creole SS 23

Jeanne Friot
Jeanne Friot is a Paris-based, gender-neutral brand founded in 2020. The brand offers pieces produced in limited series from recycled or upcycled materials. A graduate of the Duperré school and then the French Fashion Institute in 2018, Jeanne Friot has worked in several houses including Balenciaga. Passionate about creating images, she has also collaborated as a stylist with editorials such as Vogue Italia and Les Inrocks. Since January 2022, the young designer has offered an ethical and inclusive fashion made in France.

Jeanne Friot FW 23

Lagos Space Programme
Lagos Space Programme, which was created by Adeju Thompson in 2018, is a design concept based in Lagos, centered around multidisciplinary artistic collaborations. Adeju and his team envision the future of Africa by offering innovative interpretations of beauty through high-end, non-gendered pieces. Crafted in justly compensated local workshops, the brand advocates for slow fashion, which can highlight ancestral work of Benin metalworkers or organic indigo natural dyeing. In 2021, Lagos Space Programme became a semi-finalist for the Lvmh Prize and pieces created by the brand were exhibited at the Royal Albert Museum, the Risd Museum, among others. In May 2023, the brand won the International Woolmark Prize and joined the Official Calendar of the Paris Fashion Week presentations.

Lagos Space Programme Project 7
After studying fashion at Central Saint Martins in London, Hong Kong-born duo Alex Po and Derek Cheng founded the brand in 2019. The reinterpretation of modern masculinity is central to their vision.They particularly work with pleats, knitwear and smocks and present pieces with graphic and strong visuals. In June 2022, they were awarded with the Yu Prize. SS 23

Valette Studio
Pierre-François Valette launches his label Valette in Paris in 2020 after training at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, the Isabel Marant studio, and the Saint Laurent fashion house. The young designer, focused on craftsmanship, has a particular appetite for storytelling, the arts and the stage, the foundations of the brand’s identity. His pieces, which appeal to women as much as men, are designed to last. Pierre-François Valette is committed to the transmission of knowledge and values both traditional techniques and the craftsmen with whom he collaborates. Valette Studio makes sure to tell stories and its ready-to- wear echoes a whole series of accessories. Since June 2021, Valette Studio has been on the Official Calendar.

Valette Studio FW 23

Sphere Paris Fashion Week ® Showroom
June 21 - 25, 2023
Palais de Tokyo
13 Avenue du Président Wilson - 75008 Paris

Photo Cover: A look from Lagos Space Programme

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