The Sarabande Foundation Founded by Lee Alexander Mcqueen Debuts at Paris Fashion Week – WWD
London – Founded by the late fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, the Sarabande Foundation will open its first designer showroom at Soho House Paris during Paris Fashion Week on September 29th.
Displays include presentations by fashion and jewelry designers. As part of his Spring 2023 showroom in Sarabande, designers Paolo Carzana and Yoav Hadari will showcase their collections to wholesale clients and the international press.
Sarabande jewelers Conor Joseph, Emily Frances Barrett, and Mairi Miller will also sell their pieces.
Joseph and Miller collaborated with Karzana and Hadari on a special piece.
“Providing free showrooms to Sarabande designers has been a dream of mine for a long time. About a month ago, after discussing with the designers at the studio about their ambitions and associated costs, we decided to arrange a showroom. Decided.”
Sarabande designer Paolo Calzana will debut at London Fashion Week on September 17th at the Old Selfridges Hotel, supported by BFC Newgen. “
Karzana uses fabrics donated by Alexander McQueen and Joanna Johnston, tapestries sponsored by Welsh mill Meryn Tregwint, bamboo silk, pinatex pineapple leather and recycled polyester tulle. He collaborated with his colleague Mairi Miller on jewelry. Semin Hong for textiles, Nasir Mazhar for hats.
“It was important to include both designers and jewelers, among them those who would benefit most from the showroom based on the size of their current business and collections,” said Verkade. I explained how the designers were selected.
“The designers exhibiting all create exciting collections, but with creative and commercial diversity. Having inventory in boutiques and major retailers around the world is the next step in our distribution strategy. is at the stage of
Verkade’s mission at Sarabande is to invest in new designers, nurture and grow their business.
“We need new creative ideas that are fresh and perhaps challenging. We also need to be able to work with younger designers on a more flexible wholesale model,” she said.