The editorial staff of Maison Melem has selected for you 5 French designers to follow this week! Discover them in pictures ...
The designer and interior architect India Mahdavi needs no introduction! The French designer of Iranian-Egyptian origin has designed many places, bars, restaurants, clubs and luxury hotels around the world. From Paris to London, Los Angeles to Hong Kong, India Mahdavi has made a name for herself in her field, and on the contemporary scene, by giving her unique and unforgettable nomadic touch to every place she designs.
Christine, her French first name, or rather Mei ling, her real first name, means grace and beauty in Cambodian. Phung, which is her family name, means in Vietnamese, the phoenix or the bird that rises from its ashes. Meet Christine Phung, the phoenix from Asia! This French fashion designer with a Vietnamese name and Cambodian origins has undoubtedly an undisputed talent in her favorite field which is fashion! Shimmering colors, graphic and geometric patterns directly inspired by digital arts are the DNA of her collections of clothes with sculpted and curved cuts, designed to sublimate the digital, active, and exploratory women.
Sustainable and responsible fashion. These are the keywords of Sakina M'sa, a French-Comorian designer. Winner of several awards, founder of her own brand, and of an eco-fashion boutique called Front de mode. Sakina M'sa employs long-term unemployed people in her workshop in the working-class district of Goutte d'Or in Paris. In 2012, she had women from the Fleury-Mérogis prison on show. The designer fights for clothes to be made in ethical conditions.
After stints with the big names in fashion, it was in 2014 that Julie De Libran took over the artistic direction of the Sonia Rykiel house. At 45, the woman known as the Rykiel woman is certainly the central figure of Parisian fashion.
And we end with Maud Vantours, a plastic designer specializing in 3D paper creations. Transported by her effects, colors, and textures, she transforms simple leaves into fruits, flowers, or hypnotic spirals. Her meticulous, almost mathematical work has earned her work for boutiques, advertisements, and gallery exhibitions.