Luxury brands to keep an eye on: Five young Parisian women’s fashion labels

The Parisian fashion scene has produced luxury brands with promising futures in recent seasons. Whether crystal applications, lace work or silhouettes with practical elegance – the designers combine luxury with a diverse and ultra-modern style palette. What are your plans for 2023, your bestsellers and who will sell them? Here in detail are the five names to keep an eye on.


Backstage photo from the presentation of the label Minuit. Credit: Minuit.

Before launching her luxury ready-to-wear brand for women in September 2020, Laurie Arbellot studied at Studio Berçot and worked in various fashion houses such as Balenciaga and Proenza Schouler. Her time in New York and her education in Paris contribute to Minuit’s chic style with sportswear accents.

The young label presented its Spring/Summer 2023 line as part of the official Paris Fashion Week calendar. The Parisian brand offers two collections a year and counts two pieces among its bestsellers: its metallic leather tomboy pants and a patent leather jacket called Automoto. Her items sell in the boutiques for between €90 for small accessories and €2,500 for a signature silk organza dress.

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Backstage photos from the presentation of Minuit. Credit: Minuit.

The brand is based in Paris and has an online shop. Its trading network includes La Samaritaine and Printemps Haussmann in Paris, Harvey Nichols in Dubai, Kirna Zabete in New York and La Rinascente in Milan. One of her future plans is to open her own boutique in Paris.

Boutet Solanes

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Presentation of Boutet Solanes Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Photo: Jose Maria Solanes

Recently appointed artistic director of French brand Zapa, Constance Boutet, aka Coco Boutet, co-founded Boutet Solanes in 2020 with photographer Jose Maria Solanes. The designer, who studied at the Esmod fashion school, previously gained experience at the luxury group LVMH and worked, among other things, at Celine under the direction of Phoebe Philo.

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Presentation of Boutet Solanes Spring/Summer 2023 Collection. Photo: Jose Maria Solanes

Boutet Solanes excels at pieces of practical elegance and has turned costumes into best-sellers. Inspired by stones and minerals, the Spring/Summer 2023 collection was presented as part of the official Paris Fashion Week calendar.

The Paris-based brand will launch its e-commerce site in February and so far has a wholesale network only developed in North America. The brand develops two collections per year and is priced between 190 euros and 3,200 euros.

The Irish Twin

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Photo: The Irish Twin

The Irish Twin is the youngest brand on our list. Launched in 2022, the new French luxury label offers artisan production in Paris, led by founder Jill Bauwens, former women’s creative director at ready-to-wear brand The Kooples.

The Irish Twin’s flamboyant pieces are built around a “host wear” wardrobe, chic and glamorous with a touch of “joie de vivre”. The current collection includes an emerald green satin midi dress with crystals, current bestseller, or a linen mini dress with an open back.

The collections are not released according to a specific schedule. Jill Bauwens creates as she pleases,” she explains in a message. The pieces are sold exclusively through her own online shop – but a pop-up in London is planned for 2023 – and are priced between 650 euros for a satin crop top and 1,450 euros for a dress. A line of accessories has also been developed, which is one of the brand’s bestsellers. The line consists of large bows that can be worn with a blouse and hair accessories. The retail price of the accessories ranges from 110 euros and 250 euros.


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Vaillant collection for spring/summer 2023 and the founder Alice Vaillant. Photo: Vaillant.

Born from the creative studios of Jean-Paul Gaultier and Nina Ricci, designer Alice Vaillant launched her eponymous brand in 2019 and designed her first collection for the Spring/Summer 2021 season in September 2020. This first runway show received extensive press coverage and made the label a brand to watch. Plans for 2023 include participation in the Andam competition, a fashion show in February and a collaboration with shoe brand Nodaleto.

The delicate and feminine fashion from Vaillant is characterized by the processing of lace, which is her trademark. Incidentally, her bestseller is a deconstructed lace top inspired by lingerie, which is sold in the brand’s online shop for 425 euros. Retail prices range from €170 for underwear to €2,500 for a leather coat.


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Photo: Vaillant.

Vaillant offers two main collections per year and has launched two capsule collections in 2022. In 2023, the Parisian label will launch two collections and two pre-collections. The pieces are sold through its own online shop – where 80 percent of the customers come from the USA – and is also offered via the platforms Ssense, H Lorenzo (in Los Angeles), Center Commercial (in Paris) or Norgattan (in Italy). . Vaillant doesn’t have its own store yet, but organized a pop-up at the Printemps department store in Paris in December. The house says via email that it has quadrupled its sales between 2021 and 2022, noting that sales for 2023 are already on par with 2022.


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Photo: Pressiat

Founded in 2020 by Frenchman Vincent Garnier Pressiat, Pressiat is among the young French brands spotlighted in Season 3 of the hit series Emily in Paris. Characterized by a wardrobe with a rock and romantic aesthetic, the brand has made corsets and bodysuits bestsellers. Pressiat is planning a line of one-offs, NFTs and will host a cabaret night in 2023.

Listed on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar, Pressiat offers two pre-collections and two presentations per year. The brand will soon launch its e-commerce site and so far has a wholesale network consisting of the following stores: H lorenzo (in Los Angeles), Notre (in Chicago), La Collection Particulière, Printemps and Elevastor (in Paris) and Cachemir (in Japan). The price range is between 400 and 1,800 euros.

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