French Federation Brands Travel to COTERIE | February 2019
France is known for its sophisticated aesthetic, showcased with exquisite designs in the women's fashion industry. The French Federation works meticulously with these unique brands to provide support, resources, training, and guidance to celebrate the best that France has to offer. The French Federation is proud to present a selection of innovative brands at COTERIE this season.
See a sampling below of the labels to look out for this February.
Valerie Khalfon, is a French designer, she graduated from a renowned fashion school and started her career by working in different workshops. She quickly gravitated towards design, which has been a vocation since her young age. For over fifteen years she was the artistic director for several French ready to wear brands. High of her experiences, she created her own brand, she wanted to manage every step in the development of her collections, from the design up until the production. Designed by a woman for women, her identity and her talent are felt through each garment of her collections. Her designs are like her, feminine, easy to wear and faithful to the brand’s values.
Since 2012, the Parisian brand Louise Misha keeps on growing and invites us to travel through its collections full of bohemian vibes, nostalgia and softness. With over 400 stockists all over the world, Louise Misha offers a high-end designer collection for women, little girls as well as baby and accessories ranges. Next winter, Louise Misha will offer you a collection full of soft velvet with subtle tones, precious embroideries and warm mohair and alpaca wool. This season, a new women lingerie line with a bohemian style will also complete our soft winter outfits with lace, velvet and sequins.
KEN OKADA PARIS
Ken Okada is a Japanese fashion designer, graduated from the well-known Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, just as Kenzo and Yohji Yamamoto. In 2001, she set up in Paris and launched her own women’s ready-to-wear brand, under her own name, Ken OKADA. Research and originality lead each Ken OKADA design and that makes the difference. The subtle union between the uncluttered Japanese style and the Parisian elegance match throughout a game of contrasts and transparency, underlining the sensuality and feminine nature.
In 1995, Catherine founds her own House and creativity and quality become the very foundations of the various confections. Her collections charm the viewer with their timeless lines and unique Catherine André jacquards. A true craft enhanced by the detailed choices of color, fabric and volume, blending mastery and emotion at the same time. Over the years, the brand’s French expertise and creative world have made it possible for Catherine André to become a high-end fashion designer. Catherine André boutiques offer a genuine and reassuring relationship in an intimate, warm and friendly setting. The articles made in French workshops continue their journey all across the world. The collection invites women to share in its story and to take part in its adventures.
February 25-27, 2019
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
Jacob Javits Center, NYC