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Watch and shop Faith Connexion’s new ‘On Tour’ collection live, only on Farfetch

To quote the title of a cult nineties film: Paris is burning! The fashion scene in the French capital is so hot right now that its emerging underground labels are attracting the same levels of mania that its historic fashion houses have enjoyed for decades. And for the AW17 season, you can add Faith Connexion to the hot-ticket list for Paris prêt-à-porter.

Words by Paul Brine, Photography by Mariano Vivanco, Styling by Tony Cook

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Above, from left: Mariana wears sleeveless leather jacket from L’Eclaireur, skinny trousers; Lily wears exclusive military jacket, blouse from Monti, shirt skirt, jeans from Jean Pierre Bua; all by Faith Connexion.

 

The cult label – that takes the best of the street and gives it a luxe overhaul – is putting on its first ever runway show. And guess what? You can watch it exclusively on Farfetch, as we livestream the action as it happens.

What’s more, the show includes 8 pieces that the brand has designed exclusively for us, and you can buy them right here from the day it takes place. I think that’s what they call fast fashion!

More than just a label, Faith Connexion is in fact an ever-evolving collective of creatives from varying disciplines, that has united to produce its collections. ‘A new way to share, to create, to connect people’ is one description of this union, provided by one of its members. And it’s not about drawing specific attention to any one member, with that person taking on star status, like at other fashion labels – it’s about the group and the power within that. ‘Together is better than separate,’ another Faith Connexion member explains.

Whatever the thinking and the creative process involved, the result is hard to resist: a fresh-feeling blend of rock ’n’ roll, skate and hip-hop cultures given a luxury finish, which represents the new (hot) Paris perfectly.