Couture’s Governing Body Elects New Members

A Fall/Winter 2016 look from Ellery (left) and Yang Li (right)

A Fall/Winter 2016 look from Ellery (left) and Yang Li (right)

The Chambre Syndicale du Prêt à Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode has welcomed six new members to its ranks, it announced on June 8: Courrèges, Ellery, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Paco Rabanne, Valentin Yudashkin and Yang Li.

French fashion’s governing body elected them full-fledged members of the union at a meeting on June 3. These designers are now privy to a list of advantages, for an annual fee, including a guaranteed time slot on the official show calendar.

The Chambre Syndicale also elected new guest members to show at the next couture week, which is slated to set to run from July 3 to 7 in Paris. These include the designers Francesco Scognamiglio, Iris Van Herpen, J. Mendel, Vetements, and Yuima Nakazato.

Members that have been reappointed, meanwhile, include Aouadi, Guo Pei, Ilja, Julien Fournié, Ralph & Russo, Schiaparelli, Ulyana Sergeenko and Zuhair Murad.

And on July 9, Pierre Cardin will show a collection at the Château du Marquis de Sade in Lacoste in the south of France, that promises to encompass all four seasons, be for both men and women, and comprise garments straddling both ready-to-wear and haute couture.

— Michelle Tay