Article & Images by Maellis Dedieu-Hoessler
The heritage of French fashion is without a doubt one of the richest in the world. And for good
reason. Paris is the cradle of haute couture, and its influence stretches throughout the globe.
What really sets this French look apart? The French youth finds itself bathed by not only the
influence of the great fashion creators with its extravagances and remarkable inspiration, but also
affordable urban and sophisticated brands. Diversity and creativity finds themselves stimulated
by this young generation that pairs and matches classic and elegant with vintage and relaxed.
Chanel meets Naf Naf, Bourgeois meets Burberry, or Zadig et Voltaire meets Timberland.
You can observe the young Parisian relaxed and chic, the student with a casual elegance inspired
by hippie and bohemian tendencies, or a group of young hipsters with a falsely neglected look,
cool and detached, or the skater with his urban style that reflect a little bit of the “streetwear”
style. The rock look becomes classic, the sophisticated turns relaxed, vintage can be modern, and
haute couture becomes affordable to all.
Below are a few examples of some favorites of mine!