There’s no doubt in our minds that Paris is one of the most stylish cities in the world, and we’re delighted to be welcoming some of France’s finest creatives to Scoop this season.
We first talked to Stella Tang founder and artistic director of Suncoo. Stella’s love of fashion is rooted in childhood, so her launch into the industry was only natural.
On her latest work, Stella tells us, “the SS20 collection tells new stories. Each theme is related to a voyage of discovery. From the urban jungle to the romantic escape, the new wardrobe is an invitation to travel, to escape, to dream.”
Talking about the city she loves, Stella says: “Paris has so many facets!” Her favourite places are the flea markets and antique shops which she cites as “the perfect place to let the imagination run wild and discover wonderful things”. For the more cosmopolitan side of the city, there’s nowhere else for Stella than the famous Hoxton hotel: “it’s such a stylish hotel… Having breakfast there is my favourite way to start the day!”
Following on from Stella is Devaki Larroque, design lead at Deva & Gabo. Another passionate Parisienne, Devaki couldn’t choose just one favourite place when we asked her to share her top city spot. Devaki’s first favourite is the Musée Guimet, which “has a treasure trove of Asian art”. She also mentions the Alaia Atelier, calling it a “hidden gem”. She tells us, “they have a beautiful courtyard where you can have coffee and there’s always an interesting exhibition on show”. On a Sunday afternoon, Devaki’s Paris go-to is the Parc de Bagatelle on the city’s outskirts. She says, “I like it for its tranquillity and its beautiful rose garden”.
Telling us a little more about her fashion career, Devaki says, “I come from an arts background and it has long been my dream to merge my experience as a painter with my passion for fashion.” In a sneak peek for the Scoop SS20 edition ahead, Devaki reveals, “The SS20 Metamorphosis collection is feminine, elegant and full of joie de vivre. It’s a luxury collection that is respectful towards the environment, made from sustainable fabrics and made in France in an ethical manner.”
This brings us onto our third label, Les Tropeziennes par M.Belarbi. We spoke to Sales Manager Florent Tamisier to find out more about the label and his favourite Paris hotspots. Starting with his city, Florent tell us “my favourite place in Paris is the beautiful garden of the Hotel Particulier in Montmartre. It’s a true haven of peace hidden away from the busy city and is the largest hotel garden in Paris”.
Giving us some insight into what we can expect from Les Tropeziennes this season at Scoop, Florent says, “this collection continues to evoke the quintessential Cote d’Azur lifestyle. It draws its inspiration from nature’s colours with iridescent straps, metallic leathers and pearlescent accents creating exceptional lustre.”
Last but by no means least, we spoke to the lovely Catherine Andre founder and designer of her own eponymous label. Of Paris she says, “I am lucky enough to have one of my boutiques located in the very historical Galerie Vivienne. I have my showroom on the first floor and apartment on the top one.”
In true French fashion, Catherine tells us of another favourite haunt, Le Moulin de la Vierge: “very often, when the sun is shining, I wake up early to get a fresh croissant from the bakery on Place des Petits Peres, then walk to the Palais Royal to have my breakfast in the gardens and watch the people passing by”.
As summer holidays roll around, it’s no surprise that the SS20 collection is inspired by travel and gives us hints of exoticism. Catherine says, “Spring styles will be updates with multicoloured and tie-dye effects. The three colour groups to look out for are a palette of golden yellows, mixed with turquoise or purple, a rosewood pink with petrol blue and hints of lemon-yellow and a softer palette of sienna, black and indigo.”