Dover Street Market Paris September SS23 Showroom will take place from October 2nd to 6th, 2022 in the heart of the Marais. Random Identities by designer Stefano Pilati, and Olly Shinder, a young designer freshly out of Central Saint Martins, are joining the creative hub this season alongside regulars Dream Baby, ERL, Honey Fucking Dijon, Vaquera and Weinsanto.
Dream Baby is a Guadalajara-based label designed by Kenia Filippini and established in 2021. At its core is the concept of bravery and inner spiritual power that make dreams come true. The brand offers an effortless and comfortable wardrobe embellished with handmade details that transform each garment into a joyful dream. The SS23 collection is called ‘Tecuala baby’. This vision transports us to the hot Tecuala beaches, where Kenia is originally from – a place where dreams can come true, even when they seem impossible and naïve. The collection tells the story of a girl who connects and plays with elements of nature to transform her environment into a place where her mischief becomes pure magic and invites those around her to immerse themselves in this dream full of rebellion, fairies, and fantasy.
ERL is an American ready-to-wear brand designed by Eli Russell Linnetz in Venice Beach, California. The brand launched its first full menswear collection in January 2020, capturing the colourful and laid-back spirit of California with simple, sensual interpretations of all-American staples. ERL has since expanded its universe to include womenswear, suiting, accessories, and childrenswear for ages 4-14. All ERL photography, casting, styling, lookbooks, and campaigns are created in-house by Eli Russell Linnetz.
Honey F—cking Dijon is fashion and club culture remixed as an exciting and vibrant brand conceived by a famed DJ. Each season spans a range of T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, accessories and premium leatherwear (wallets, headphone and luggage). The collections are heavily inspired by Dijon’s obsession with the intersectionality of music, fashion, art & culture and often include collaborations with innovative artists and heritage brands.
The Olly Shinder aesthetic is rooted in extreme pragmatism, with its characteristic technical features often drawing from outerwear innovations, hiking gear and workwear. He creates functional pieces using unexpectedly sensual fabrics and focuses on typically overlooked design details. Decidedly gender neutral, his garments speak to the fundamentally unisex nature of workwear and outerwear. Further key influences include the extreme outdoors, uniforms, queer nightlife, and his close community. “I try to create clothes that pay homage to this world of function, but that simultaneously exist in a world of fashion and creativity”, he says. The SS23 season marks Olly Shinder’s debut presentation in the Dover Street Market Paris showroom.
Random Identities is the latest project from famed designer, Stefano Pilati. Since 2018, The Berlin-based brand has presented a genderless, seasonless and luxurious wardrobe that takes inspiration from queer culture and societal gender shifts, as well as the creator’s own coveted personal archives. Random Identities has established itself as a reference for whomever wishes to step outside of the system, all while insisting on a more democratic approach to fashion with luxury-quality pieces at a contemporary price point. Random Identities Spring 2023 collection, the first after a nearly two-year hiatus, will be on show throughout the Dover Street Market Paris showroom.
Vaquera started in 2013 as fashion fan fiction, a way for founder Patric DiCaprio to explore his obsession with clothing. Since 2016, with the addition of Bryn Taubensee, and in partnership with Dover Street Market, that fantasy has become much more real. Vaquera means cowgirl in Spanish, after a nickname Patric was given while washing dishes. The name now represents a New York collective making garments for the characters of their city – both actual and imagined – and their customers across the world. What began as a way to explore American tropes of dressing has become a signature look in itself. Since its conception, Vaquera has staged shows across the city, whether in boxing gyms, the subway or the East Village’s Ukrainian National home. The label’s designs have been shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of both Camp: Notes on Fashion and In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. For the Fall-Winter 22 season, they showed in Paris for the first time and continue to grow their stockists and clients worldwide.
Victor Weinsanto, whose namesake line launched in 2020, trained at Atelier Chardon Savard Paris and has worked at Y/Project, Maxime Simoëns and Chloé. He credits two years of working with Jean Paul Gaultier as his most formative experience in the fashion industry, while training as a dancer fostered his love of the performing arts and brought cabaret themes and a joyful spirit to his presentations. Weinsanto’s stimulating, festive, and innovative aesthetic has caught the attention of icons such as Madonna for whom he has created custom looks. This spring, Weinsanto was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize. Victor will be presenting his sixth collection on September 26th as part of the official calendar of the Paris Fashion Week.
Showroom from 9:30am – 6:30pm until October 6th
35-37 rue des Francs-Bourgeois 75004 Paris