Martine Sitbon is a cult designer acclaimed throughout the international fashion scene. Fashion designers keenly look to her as a key reference. Her world, as rich in terms of design propositions as in terms of images, never ceases to be consistent with the zeitgeist, often one step ahead of trends. Sitbon’s new line, Rue du Mail, is being named for its headquarters, a 7000 square foot space currently under construction until July on the Right Bank in Paris, at 5 Rue du Mail. “I’m still the same designer as I was in the past, and I have the same sensibility,” Sitbon told WWD, “but now it’s updated for today’s mood.” She plans to show Fall 2007 in Paris, introduce four collections a year, and even menswear sometime soon. Martine Sitbon left the Paris runway scene in 2004, but judging by the arty crowd at her comeback show (her new collection is named after the address of her atelier), she’s hardly been forgotten. One of the things she’s remembered affectionately for is an edgy sense of romanticism, shown alongside edgier, more streamlined pieces in her Fall 2007 collection (Fashiontribes.com, Style.com).
Be the first to view Martine Sitbon’s Rue du Mail Fall 2007 Collection, premiering this fall at Anastasia Cafe, Boutique, and Gallery in Laguna Beach