One of our very favourite French eco-designers has got to be Charlotte Bialas.
The Swedish native has an eye for gorgeous printed fabric: whether it’s a transparent aubergine silk with tiny floral details crafted into a floating kaftan, or a slick swallow-patterned satin sewn into a sumptuous tea dress, Bialas’s use of vintage textiles is simplistically beautiful.
Her studio in the Marais in Paris is a treasure trove for fashionistas who value uniqueness in what they wear–every piece here is one of a kind, and Bialas will also let customers choose from her vintage stock and order clothing tailored to their specifications.
Shunning fashion trends, the designer doesn’t create collections according to the dictates of fashion seasons; rather, she makes her clothing depending on the weather–when it’s cold, wool or suede is used for coats and jackets; in the summer, dresses rule, but this year, she’s also experimented with pants and shorts.
Her latest creations show her trademark love of rich colour and use of geometric shapes, allowing the fabric to drape over each wearer’s body differently.
Like what you see? Pop into 3 Av Matignon, Paris, on June 27th at 4 to pick up a piece of pure innovation at Eluxe Magazine’s trunk show, where Charlotte Bialas will be selling her summer looks. Cocktails and manicures on us!
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