Monday, November 15, 2010

The New Darling of French Design

If you haven’t heard of Maxime Simoens, chances are, you will.

At 26 years old, this young designer is making quite a name for himself amongst savvy fashion insiders. Working for the likes of Balenciaga, Christian Dior and Elis Saab, his greatness is hardly a surprise.

When we were in Europe last month, we were delighted to see some of his Fall/Winter 2010 fabulousness at Le Printemps in Paris.

Now, we hate comparing designers but we have to say; his style reminds us of Alexander McQueen with those correctly placed embellishments and architectural shapes.......

And we couldn't help but notice all the love Melanie Laurent is showing this young talent.

A perfect example of how a well-made, neutral blazer can go from dressy to casual in an instant.  The structured blazer is the MUST HAVE item, any season.  It's classic.

He made this dress in full length as well but it was a bit much.  It's younger and fresher in the short version.

While he's getting press everywhere, we really enjoyed this piece from one of our favorite bloggers, Susan Tabak because in true 'Susan Style', she points out what it is exactly that she likes about his designs.  She always writes honest pieces, spoken from the point of the luxury consumer.

Here's the link:

Sher @ FA

All photos, including those of Melane Laurent are from the Maxime Simoens website:

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