Who’s Next Paris – Day One

… Aaaaaaaand we are back at the Parc des Expositions in Paris to celebrate next season’s designs at Who’s Next & Première Classe. If you are not sure what I am talking about, have a look at my posts from last season (day 1, day 2, day 3 & focus on accessories). 
Today was the first day of the AW incarnation of this giant trade show and I was there traipsing the halls to bring you the best of the best… or maybe it is just my favourites – you will find out soon enough. Stick with me throughout my coverage of Who’s Next and you may be in for a chance of winning a super cute bright pink Diana Mini courtesy of Lomography France. Enough about you, it is time to talk shop…
I wasn’t sure where to start my quest for greatness so I simply started where I was given my press badge – in the accessories hall of “Première Classe”. My trade show technique is to make a list of the designers I like but it also involves a lot of mooching around, looking for unknown (to me) exhibitors, waiting to fall in love with something new.
Jack Russell Malletier Paris
The central element between Jack Russell Malletier’s concept  is traditional trunk making. The brand’s creations embody the glamour of travellers from past eras. From flight bags to trolleys and classic trunks, there is a bag to suit all needs. I especially love having the possibility of initialed luggage.

Dragon’s designer Craig Wright is an enigmatic man. But he isn’t just that: he is a master craftsman and his family have been working with leather for three generations. His specialty is weaving and his skill is so sought after he got to work for the biggest fashion houses, from Hermès to Vuitton. The bags from his latest collection are beautiful pieces, made from the softest buttery leather. They are also totally timeless.
Mika Sarolea
I wonder if you can guess what first attracted me to Mika Sarolea’s stand… Alright, alright, I’ll tell you: the glitter totes sort of jumped at me. In the middle of the aisle, here they were, twinkling away, calling my name. I love a minimal bag, I love a tote and I love a playful twist on a minimal tote even more. Seems to me Mika Sarolea hit the nail right on the head with these super sleek totes in various textures and killer colour combinations (pink + orange =  one of my absolute favourites).