Spring is here, so it’s time to start thinking of freshening up your wardrobe. Take advantage of this Marché des Modes, fashion fair to upgrade and update your look. The latest edition will take place 24-26 May in Roubaix at Le Vestiaire as well as in a new location: La Salle Watremez.
With a few weeks to go before the event, we are showing you some of the labels and designers who will be on hand to show their Spring/Summer collections.
Be on the lookout for Alinfini, an accessories line combining eco-friendly, sustainable design with a merging of Western and Moroccan style. Here, the industrial meets quality craftsmanship for a blend that is innovative but steeped in tradition. This modern alchemy transforms an ordinary material – like the seatbelt – into uniquely styled fashion accessories to set your heart on fire.
The label was founded by French designer Sandrine Dole. Based in Marrakech, she has specialised in designing artisan crafted products on the African continent since 1999. Alinfini is not only an expression of her values but also an exploration of her technical expertise as well as a laboratory for experimentation.
The concept is propelled by two overwhelming values: sustainable design and creativity.
The accessories are sturdy, courtesy of the material employed and technical optimization that is economically efficient, with rational and well-regulated production that recycles new waste and used seatbelts. The result is pieces that are machine washable at 40°C (with eco-friendly detergent, of course) and recyclable (if need be) due them being 95% single component.
The products’ designs play endlessly with its material of choice to give it a million and one lives. Through folding and ribbing, braiding and fringing, the strap reveals unsuspected character. The colors shimmer and ripple, the material gleams, and the feel is strong yet comforting. Sublime, serious style that is everchanging and evolving.
Alinfini offers two ranges to serve you different streetwise style: an Haute couture collection with approximately fifty models of bags, belts and cases that are sophisticated, sometimes feminine, sometime unisex – but all made in very limited editions. Then there is a B2B collection of unisex models that are customizable in editions allowing for spotlighting a brand’s image or steps toward sustainable development for sponsors – a range of small accessories and a range of tote bags.
Want to discover the work of Sandrine Dole? Stop by Marché des Modes 24-26 May 2019 in Roubaix at La Salle Watremez (13 Rue de l’Hospice) and at Le Vestiaire (27 Rue de l’Espérance).
Friday 24 May from 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 25 May from 11 am to 8 pm
Sunday 26 May from 11 am to 7 pm