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Chambre Syndicale Adds Six New Members

Godfrey Deeny
November 16th, 2006 @ 1:53 PM - Beijing

And who said that haute couture was on its last legs?

In the latest attempt to boost the numbers of fashion houses showing couture in Paris, French fashion’s governing body the Chambre Syndicale has added six new “invited” members onto the official calendar for its next season in January 2007.

The Chambre Syndicale voted in the new half dozen on November 10, but in keeping with the organization’s somewhat archaic sense of timing, it only released the news on Thursday, November 16.

More importantly, the announcement means that January’s season will be the busiest in many years. So couture doomsayers should chill out.

The fresh arrivals are a novel mélange of inventive fresh local talent and non-French designers with inventive and fashion forward ideas. They range from British label Boudicca, Brussels-based Cathy Pill and Belgium’s Gérald Watelet to Gustavo Lins, the Brazilian designer best known for his poetic men’s wear, Lefranc Ferrant, composed of duo Béatrice Ferrant et Mario Lefranc and France’s poet cutter Nicolas Le Cauchois.

In a related development, the Chambre also elected the Lebanese couturier Elie Saab to be an official “correspondent member” of the organization, effectively the highest rank possible for a maison not based in France.

Good news also for a further dozen fashion houses who had their statue as “invited members” confirmed, meaning they too will be listed on the official calendar for the next season. These twelve are the following: Adam Jones, Anne Valérie Hash, Carven, Christophe Josse, Eymeric François, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Le Bihan, Maurizio Galante, On Aura Tout Vu, Ralph Rucci, Richard René.

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