Despite attempts from other major cities to dethrone it, Paris continues to stand as the fashion capital of the world. Along with its myriad of celebrated luxury labels, the French capital also plays host to a multitude of fresh-thinking individuals working to ensure the city’s fashion scene remains at the top. Documenting their daily adventures via social media, this creative set gives fans the opportunity to gain a closer look at life in the City of Light.
From designers to models and everything in between, here are the six Parisian fashion accounts you need to follow now.
The designer for every stylish Francophile
Simon Porte Jacquemus | @jacquemus
At only 26 years old, Simon Porte Jacquemus is shaping up to be the next leader in Parisian fashion design. Describing his collection as the wardrobe for your “typical French girl cliche“, Jacquemus takes classic French staples like the Breton top and transforms them into something more contemporary. The designer’s feed follows a similar path, with Jacquemus’ photographs serving as a revitalisation of daily Parisian life.
The coolest concept store
The Broken Arm | @thebrokenarm
Located in the incredibly central 3rd arrondissement, The Broken Arm is a multi-label boutique and cafe operated by Anaïs Lafarge, Romain Joste and Guillaume Steinmetz. Everything is self-curated by the trio of friends, from the on-trend clothing and accessories to the carefully selected range of books and magazines. Following their IG feed is a must if you’re looking for up-to-date information on the latest street wear releases and sneaker drops.
Felix Gesnouin | @felixgesnouin
When he’s not walking the runway for Valentino or Fendi, Felix stays hard at work as one of the creative minds behind NSFW T-shirt label Carne Bollente. His account is filled with the kind of snarky humour you’d expect from a guy making everyone’s favourite sexually-stitched tees. As an added bonus, the designer often uses the social media platform to update followers on his whereabouts for a chance to score a shirt of their own.
The girl with an eye for detail
Amelie Pichard | @ameliepichard
Any well-dressed Parisian worth their salt knows that when it comes to looking good, the devil is in the details. Enter Amelie Pichard, the accessories designer everyone including Man Repeller can’t get enough of. With an account that’s just as detail-oriented, Pichard’s profile not only promotes her collections; it also serves a visually inspiring, ethereal mood board.
The soundtrack for every runway
Michel Gaubert | @michelgaubert
The go-to guy for labels in need of a killer catwalk soundtrack, Michel Gaubert’s clientele list reads like a VIP roll call of who’s who in fashion. Combining high-fashion style with meme culture, the superstar DJ provides a lighthearted perspective on today’s industry. Keep an eye out for the hilarious “This is not Choupette”, a series in which Gaubert takes the opportunity to post found cat images.
The muse-worthy DJ
Clara Deshayes | @claradeshayes
The it-girl to end all it-girls, Clara Deshayes – better known by her stage name Clara 3000 – is the epitome of effortless chic. Adding to the air of cool is her decidedly rock-and-roll lifestyle, with a Motley crew of friends that includes Vetements stylist Lotta Volkova and model of the moment Paul Hameline. Followers of Deshayes’ account should be prepared for the ensuing wave of FOMO, as she’s rarely absent from the city’s biggest parties.