With a year-old house and fifty international buyers, Maxime Simoens is surely a new designer to watch. Born in Lille in 1984, he studied art in Lyon, before entering the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne’ school. Graduating top of his class in 2006, he earned several prestigious prizes. His next step was to work for renowned houses: Elie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior and Balenciaga. In 2009, he was selected by the International Hyères Festival of Fashion...

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