Rising Stars From Paris Fashion Week

Paris fashion week may be best known for its established luxury houses like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, but it also fosters some rising stars that the Galliano scandal mostly eclipsed this week.

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Paris fashion week may be best known for its established luxury houses like Chanel and Louis Vuitton, but it also fosters some rising stars that the Galliano scandal mostly eclipsed this week. These are the names you may have missed.
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ANTHONY VACCARELLO: Anthony Vaccarello's collection was one that many editors said was likely most subject to the Galliano effect: News of the designer's firing from Dior emerged just as the show was ending. Vaccarello worked under Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi, and launched his namesake line three seasons ago. For fall 2011, Vaccarello played with transparency and draping, creating a sexy collection that is sure to be a retail hit.
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DAMIR DOMA: Damir Doma, a Croatian-born German-raised designer came to Paris launching menswear in 2006. Fall 2011 marked the designer's third women's collection. The collection was dark and innovative and explored monastic themes.
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HAKAAN: Turkish designer Hakaan Yildirim has made major waves since he launched his line three seasons ago. Fall 2011 was comprised of skintight dresses and all of the top models walked in the show (Mariacarla Boscono, Natalia Vodianova, Karolina Kurkova), a major vote of confidence for a rising star.
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ALEXIS MABILLE: Best known for couture, fall 2011 marked Alexis Mabille's second ready-to-wear collection. This season 32-year old Mabille took a trip back in time to the 1970s, playing with color, fringe and bows.
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CARVEN: Carven was launched in the 1940s, but fell on hard times at the turn of the century. Guillaume Henry, who directed Givenchy before Riccardo Tisci, began reinvigorating the label two years ago, and has transformed the label into a retail wonder. Fall 2011 is all about lace, plaid and statement coats.
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FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA: This Portuguese fashion designer may be best known now as the designer who was just named creative director of Lacoste. Before Lacoste came calling Baptista launched ready-to-wear in Paris in 2003 and was invited to show on the official calendar of Couture in 2005. The designer's fall 2011 collection was minimalist luxury at its best--including fur, chiffon and velvet.
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LIMI FEU: Limi Feu is the daughter of Yohji Yamamoto, but her namesake line stands on its own. This season Feu riffed on menswear, playing with proportion and floral prints.
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PEDRO LOURENCO: 20-year old Pedro Lourenço is Paris' wunderkind. He burst onto the fashion scene last year, and just showed his third collection. Fall 2011 was comprised of futuristic cocktail frocks and perfectly cut coats.
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JULIEN DAVID: Fall 2011 marked Julien David's runway debut in Paris. David who has worked for Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren, launched his own line in 2008. Now living in Tokyo, David is clearly inspired by Japanese street wear and menswear.
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COMMUUN: Under the radar label Commuun, in the hands of Kaito Hori and Iku Furudate, is a name to know on the Paris scene. Fall 2011 was comprised of black and white looks and pops of cobalt blue.
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