Buying gifts for loved ones at Christmas is a frenetic, and sometimes fruitless task. You can trudge the High Street for hour upon hour without finding that something a little different, a little special for your nearest and dearest. Online shopping helps you to avoid the parking costs of course. But even online shopping can be frustrating. There are just so many websites to look through in order to find that perfect ‘something’. And with many different sites stocking the same old designers, it is often difficult to discover something new and vibrant.
Introducing Carnet de Mode
But French website Carnet de Mode may just be the answer to every Christmas present you need to buy. The self-styled ‘Parisian temple of fashion on the internet’,Carnet de Mode is an intoxicating mix of ready-to-wear fashion for men and women, that takes in a stunning, unique range of accessories. New, up-and-coming and truly exciting designers are given a platform to exhibit and sell their wears, with the fashion-forward able to discover and wear new talent before it hits the mainstream market. These are designs that you could not yet find on the High Street or department store, making them supremely attractive to anyone with even a passing interest in new fashion and style.
But buying this season’s ‘pret-a-porter’ is just part of the Carnet de Mode story. The site is also a platform for pre-ordering from Pre-collections. How exciting would it be to be in on an item of clothing so early on? Pre-ordering enables those with a passion for fashion to support new design at its earliest roots. Furthermore,these designers come from all over the world, giving you access to global design and trends.
New British Design
There are a host of up-and-coming British designers on Carnet de Mode at present, showcasing a range of beautiful clothes and accessories. Key names to look out for include the exquisite women’s jewellery design of Kat&Bee, the Charlotte Hudders hand drawn and illustrated silk scarves inspired by the beauty of nature, and the vibrant and punchy dresses and separates from ‘Tramp in Disguise’.
Carnet de Mode is such a fantastic initiative that will not only support young design, but will invigorate fashion through a splash of the new. I would love to know your thoughts on this website.