Since the arrival of Ralph Toledano as President of the Haute Couture Chambre Syndicale trade association, it has become more forward looking. This year six new members have joined: Courrèges, Ellery, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Paco Rabanne, Valentin Yudashkin and Yang Li.
Two famous labels are back in the spotlight: Courrèges and Paco Rabanne.
For their return, André and Coqueline Courrèges chose to be represented by Sebastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant, and Paco Rabanne by Julien Dossena who is now at the head of this emblematic label.
The association also included the Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz, who has been invited several times to Marseilles by Maryline Bellieud-Vigouroux.
As well as Kim Ellery the Australian fashion designer behind the eponymous label Ellery, Valentin Yudashkin the Russian designer, and Yang Li from London, who have all made a name for themselves, but now have to prove their abilities all over again with this consecration.
Proof that the future of the fashion industry is secure, where today's new designers will become the main actors of tomorrow.