Since his appointment at (Jean) Patou last May, the spotlight has been on Guillaume Henry, the couture prince charming. A role he’s played from a very early age: at just 12 years old he received his first sewing machine and it’s a revelation. He earned his stripes at Givenchy and Paule Ka and his career took off at the cusp of his thirties when he took over the artistic direction at Carven. His first collection earned him praise from the entire profession. Then, in 2014, he joined the legendary Nina Ricci.
Would rekindling a brand’s flame become the speciality of the man who’s long been classified as a “young designer”? Now 40, he’s started a new chapter at the legendary fashion brand Patou. For his first collection, front row: Guillaume Henry opted for a warm reception at a traditional fashion show. We discover the pieces on living models, in the presence of the designer. We also discovered an everyday wardrobe sprinkled with couture details which received unanimous acclaim for the critics.
The man who finds his inspiration from the women around him affirms his vision of fashion: practical clothes with inventive twists. More than fashion, a real style. Something tells us that this fairy tale isn’t about to end…
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