At the IFM, the first parade of the students of the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

They were waiting impatiently for it. Launched in 2019, just before the pandemic lockdown streak that shook fashion, the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design today brings together 240 students, 44% of whom are from abroad, for a three-year course that, according to the Institut Français de la Mode, is aimed at “building and confirming a personal signature”.

Brigitte Macron was in attendance with Sidney Toledano, new president of the IFM (to his right, in the background).

Guillaume Roujas

Yesterday we crossed inside the great green caterpillar, moored on the quays of the 13th arrondissement, as well as the students like the First Lady Brigitte Macron or even Sarah Andelman, who both came to discover the work of this new generation of creators and creators among which there are , who knows, the big names of tomorrow. First of all, this fashion show said a lot about the way these young people from France, the Philippines, Korea, China and even Germany look at fashion today, and the way to look at fashion for a generation born in the third millennium. And if learning to live is primarily about dealing with its contradictions, this parade joyfully showcased all facets of a creation focused on diversity, inclusivity and eco-responsibility, where upcycling is a must… But who doesn’t forget the taste for color, the work of materials, a spirit where couture references compete with a dressing room ready to launch an attack on the metaverse.

color block trend

Fashion is no longer a matter of shops: it is experienced both in the workshop and in a gallery-like space, decorated with quilted effects that accentuate the couture dimension, a sophistication also underlined by the return of the favorite accessory of feminine elegance: the glove . This is the credo of these three signed Klein blue, powder pink and orange speckled ivory looks Jude MacasinagMarie Pasquiet and Cheyen Calasans

Jude Macasinag

Gregoire Avenel

Marie Pasquiet

Guillaume Roujas

Cheyen Calasans

Gregoire Avenel

Welcome to the metaverse

Like something straight out of a video game, these three outfits combine utility and fantastic effects, be it this outfit embroidered like a neural circuit, this fluorescent alien algae-like mesh, or this game with green playing card character dots, respectively designed by Hanwool ChaBrooke Druen and Eliott Farny

Hanwool Cha

Gregoire Avenel

Brooke Druen

Guillaume Roujas

Eliott Farny

Guillaume Roujas

Bourgeois 3.0

In terms of fashion, the bourgeoisie is always a safe bet, even if that means shaking it up to celebrate it better, as Yves Saint Laurent did in his day. A legacy that could well be carried over by these off-center silhouettes (a nod to the very invisible Martin Margiela?) and a resolutely great evening outfit designed by Ines PiericTheo Nedelian and Alma Wutte Rodriguez

Ines Pieric

Gregoire Avenel

Theo Nedelian

Gregoire Avenel

Alma Wutte Rodriguez

Guillaume Roujas

Style fighters

Like something out of a video game, these body-shaped outfits evoke fantastic uniforms to conquer tomorrow’s world. And when the future looks bleak, the students respond with neat combinations of colors and materials with striking effect, as shown here by these signed silhouettes Yinghao ZhengMarvin El Hijri and Mia Engel

Yinghao Zheng

Gregoire Avenel

Marvin El Hijri

Guillaume Roujas

Mia Engel

Guillaume Roujas

The taste of a simple twisted version

In addition to silhouettes that play the card of intense chromaticism, some collections rely on a palette of neutral colors – eggshell, beige, chocolate, petrol black, pebble gray… – playing on the effects of cuts and stylistic dissonances, the image of the XL- shoes from Vincent Parkthe gigantic combination of hoodie and tie from Thomas Tavernitor romantic overlays from Michael Sallazo

Vincent Park

Gregoire Avenel

Thomas Tavernit

Gregoire Avenel

Michael Sallazo

Gregoire Avenel

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