Rooms returns to Paris Men’s Fashion Week with Tranoï – WWD

LONDON – The Londoners return to Paris Men’s Fashion Week after a four-year hiatus.

The British Fashion Council has announced that London’s Rooms show is partnering with Tranoï Men in January 2023 in the French capital.

Rooms, a platform for emerging male talent, will take place from January 19 to 22 at Garage Amelot in the Marais district.

Some 17 designers will be in attendance, including Abigail Ajobi, Carlota Barrera and Charlie Constantinou, who will present their collections to international buyers and press.

The BFC began hosting rooms in 2008 with a pop-up in Paris as part of the organization’s support and mentoring programs.

This is the first time that Rooms has been shown in Paris since June 2019. The presentation was put on hold due to Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlota Barrera

Carlota Barrera, Men Spring 2023

Courtesy of Carloto Barrera

But the BFC is reactivating its programs and live performances after the pandemic.

In December, the BFC announced a provisional schedule for London Fashion Week’s physical and digital shows and presentations. The Fall 2023 show will be held from February 17-23 and will feature womenswear and menswear designers.

Burberry will headline the Fall 2023 calendar as the British brand prepares for Daniel Lee’s debut for the house on February 20.

Paul Costelloe will open the exhibition season on February 17, followed by Fashion East, Edward Crutchley and Huishan Zhang.

BFC Newgen designer Sinéad O’Dwyer will also present on the day. She’s an Irish designer based in London who has carved a niche for herself in popular culture, dressing the likes of Lara Stone, Paloma Elsesser, Björk, Arca and Precious Lee.

Richard Quinn hands the last exhibition slot back to Burberry. He has been closing the showcase for the past few seasons. Recently, Riccardo Tisci has shown collections outside the traditional calendar.

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, whose funeral coincided with London Fashion Week in September, Burberry held its Spring 2023 show after Paris Fashion Week on September 26. It was Tisci’s swan song for the house.

The Autumn 2023 calendar will also see the return of cocktail parties and in-store events to commemorate London Fashion Week celebrations.

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