London – After successfully debuting last September, Sarabande will return to Paris Fashion Week next month in the Fall 2023 designer showroom.
Three designers, Martina Spetrova, Yoaf Hadari and Camille Liu, design the knitwear label Pariser. He will present his Fall 2023 collection to his wholesale clients and the international press at Soho House in Paris on March 3rd.
After showroom days and presentations, the sales collection can be viewed by appointment in the showrooms located in the Marais district of the city.
Sarabande director Trino Verkade says the foundation’s mission is to be a trusted support system for creators. “We help them build the momentum they need to jumpstart their careers.”
Founded by the late Lee Alexander McQueen, Sarabande fosters creative talent in a variety of creative fields, including arts, crafts, design and technology. The London-based foundation provides creatives with designated studio space for a period of time and continues to support them after they leave.
The Paris showroom was launched after the designers from Sarabande’s network came together. “We organized a shared showroom to elevate each other, which shows that creators always choose to fly together if given the chance,” he said.
Last year’s Paris showroom attracted influential figures, including executives and fashion teams from stores such as Selfridges, Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and Net-a-porter, as well as designers such as Schiaparelli’s creative director Daniel Roseberry.
This season’s Paris line-up returns with womenswear designer Hadari, presenting her second collection since graduating from Central Saint Martins with an art degree. Hadari has also worked for Thom Browne, Schiaparelli and Alexander his McQueen.
Their work focuses on handcrafted, tailored pieces created from menswear materials and intricate fabric developments.
Designers use donated and deadstock materials and transform them with embroidery and draping. It also features AI-generated prints on recycled natural fibers.
Newest addition to the line-up is Spetlova, a London-based womenswear designer known for creating colorful, hand-woven leather pieces with sustainable angles.
She uses metal-free leather treated with a non-toxic dyeing process. Recycled tape and recycled zippers from her jackets and coats. Each of her jackets has a chip behind the brand’s label detailing its materials, origins and processes.
She sells her label at Selfridges and installed a second window display in the store last December.
Liu is a French womenswear designer based in London. Her work for Pariser combines knitwear, crystals, denim and gemstones, working closely with artisans around the world, from Europe to Madagascar to China.
Her ambition is to reshape preconceptions about where craft should be sourced from and shine a light on the talent of professionals around the world. Merino knit completes the finished trim and frayed denim.
Paolo Calzana, who attended the showroom last September, won’t be in Paris this time, but continues to work at Sarabande’s studio in Islington, London.
Carzana is backed by BFC Newgen to attend London Fashion Week with a show on February 19th. Standing Ground, a label designed by Michael Stewart Dunne, another of Sarabande’s designers, showcased at Fashion East during London Fashion Week.