SPOTLIGHT ON YOUNG SWISS DESIGNERS
by Gaëlle Forget
Do you know any Swiss fashion designers? Want to see some gorgeous dresses and other designs by locals? A new pop-up fashion space in Geneva celebrates young Swiss fashion designers.
The temporary fashion outlet called Selection Mode Suisse and Desert Dreaming – is now open at the Librairie de l’Ile and is organised by Septième Etage in collaboration with Mode Suisse.
GORGEOUS DRESSES, JEWELLERY AND ACCESSORIES
The pop-up space features a selection of gorgeous dresses, other unique outfits, accessories and jewellery from local fashion designers at the Librairie de l’Ile, next to les Halles de l’Ile.
The selection includes AfterWork Studio, Julia Heuer, Julia Seemann, Julian Zigerli, Mourjjan, Studio Mason, Vanessa Schindler, WORN, YVY, graduates and students of HEAD – Genève (Haute école d’art et de design de Genève) university, and a limited edition of 11 up cycled shirts created by the Ottolinger designers in association with the Zurich Silk Textiles Association.
The exhibition also features seven designers from the Arabic world (The Desert Dreaming Selection) and an exhibition of images by the famous street style photographer Yvan Rodic ( aka the Face Hunter).
We attended the opening night on the 16th of August and were treated to free champagne, luxurious goodies and a special preview of the gorgeous items on offer. We felt like celebrities!
WHO’S BEHIND THE POP-UP EVENT?
Septième Etage is an online luxury fashion store and nomadic boutique, which follows the international art fairs in world cities such as Dubai, Hong Kong and even Bogota in Colombia. It was created by Katharina Sand, a Geneva local and world-class fashion trend creator.
WHO IS MODE SUISSE?
Mode Suisse is an internationally acclaimed fashion platform promoting collaboration and partnerships between Swiss fashion designers and fashion industry players such as the HEAD Geneva, the Geneva University of Art and Design. Mode Suisse sees themselves aims to present, connect and promote Swiss fashion.
The fashion pop-up events are held in Geneva and Zurich twice a year.
Until the 1st of September.
Mondays to Fridays : 11h00 to 19h00
Saturdays : 11h00 to 18h00
Librairie de l’Ile, Place de l’Ile 1
Librairie de l’Ile