If you’re in the know when it comes to emerging Paris fashion talent, you’ll be well aware of Pierre Kaczmarek. The young designer made his Paris Fashion Week debut back in 2016 with his label Afterhomework, all whilst still in high school… Fast forward five years, now aged 22, Kaczmarek has already moved onto his next venture: reviving noughties brand Georges Wendell.
The Parisian little-known ready-to-wear label formerly specialised in sleepy, men’s tailoring. Kaczmarek and his team are bringing it back to life by envisioning a brand that speaks to the youth in Paris today. This season – Kaczmarek’s sophomore collection for the brand – toys with the archetypes that populate Parisian streets. The tailored suits worn by businessmen, or the paired-back trench coats that are go-to’s amongst shop owners, are repositioned to a younger clientele, with Kaczmarek utilising upcycled wool for many of the pieces.
This collection also saw Georges Wendell’s first glimpse of womenswear – with the designer focusing on skirt suits in sharp proportions that complement the menswear, inspired by the working couples who live in the city.
Photography Lucas Chanoine.