Thorns and Threads – Germanier’s Les Épineuses Unveils the Strength in Beauty for Fall/Winter 24 PFW by Leticia Dare

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In a flourish of style and sustainable innovation, Kevin Germanier dazzled Paris Fashion Week with his Fall/Winter 24-25 collection, “Les Épineuses,” at the Theatre Libre. This collection marks another chapter in Germanier’s mission to blend high fashion with environmental consciousness, following the path laid by his spring collection, “Les Venimeuses.” Inspired by the intriguing duality of thorns—symbols of defense yet embodiments of natural beauty—Germanier’s latest offering challenges and redefines traditional notions of strength and elegance.

“Les Épineuses” is a masterful dance of contrasts, marrying the robustness of thorns with the delicacy of their appearance. Through this lens, Germanier crafts a narrative where resilience and beauty are not just coexistent but interwoven. This collection is a testament to the power of transformation, turning upcycled materials, especially pearls, into luxurious, fashion-forward pieces that speak volumes of the brand’s commitment to sustainability without sacrificing an ounce of style.

The garments, a blend of allure and innocence, exude a confidence that is both empowering and subtly playful. Germanier’s innovative use of repurposed pearls and meticulous craftsmanship in embroidery and detailing brings a new level of opulence to the eco-conscious fashion scene. The FW24 collection, with its intricate beadwork and unique embellishments, showcases the art of fashion where innovative techniques breathe new life into discarded materials.

Germanier’s dedication to environmental stewardship shines through in “Les Épineuses,” setting a benchmark for sustainable couture. The collection not only celebrates the beauty and strength found in nature’s adversities but also highlights Germanier’s continuous effort to push the boundaries of fashion with sustainability at its core.

Expressing gratitude towards his collaborators, including the Ancienne Cecilia Orchestra for their Valaisian melodies, Laurastar, PERS, Gustavo Silvestre, and the support of OBO, Germanier acknowledges the collective effort behind the scene. “Les Épineuses” is not just a fashion statement but a reflection of strength, resilience, and the unappreciated beauty that lies in challenges—a narrative eloquently woven into every stitch and embellishment of the collection.



Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare is the Fashion Director for ASVOF.