The first pieces of the new collection Fall / Winter 2012 the Parisian label Bleu de Paname have started filling up the interwebs. Check out some of the lookbook shots here. Founded by childhood friends Thomas Giorgetti and Christophe Lépine in late 2008, young Parisian brand Bleu de Paname has rapidly taken its place as one of the most exciting new streetwear brands to emerge from Europe in recent years. Their combination of workwear inspired garments and artisanal production techniques has crafted an extremely strong identity for the brand that was quickly picked up for distribution by the likes of Comme des Garcons in Japan, Colette in Paris and Très Bien.
With heavy denim, chambray and the somewhat underused moleskin as their DNA fabrics, Bleu de Paname create high-quality utilitarian apparel that is rooted in the heritage tradition. However, BdP isn’t just about reproducing classics. Through the use of modern twists and detailing such as oversized pockets and large wooden buttons, the brand updates traditional silhouettes creating smart, functional clothing with a streetwear edge. Furthermore, all Bleu de Paname garments are designed and manufactured in France, using some of the countries last surviving factories, and many of their raw materials are also homegrown.
In their short history Bleu de Paname have collaborated with the likes of PF Flyers and Pointer. However, this season sees a collaboration of a whole new caliber as the brand work on a capsule collection with industry giants Comme des Garcons. The past three years have shown whirlwind success for Bleu de Paname, and with collections that are consistently strong, they're showing no signs of slowing down.