Into the wild unknown, pave the way as you go
Les Inconnus was born in 2018 from the joyful spirit of the Brazilian founder, Gabriella Zanchi. Living in Paris since 2013, Zanchi completed her Masters in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni then segueing to a three-year tenure amidst the heart of the Textile Research & Development Studio at Saint Laurent Paris. Then it was her already passionate eye for fabrics, prints, colours and textures; that ultimately led her to create Les Inconnus.
At Les Inconnus, identity is at the core of everything we do and believe. Aware that we are ever changing, becoming who we are is a lifelong adventure of constant searching, uncovering, and transforming while remaining loyal to our essence.
In the continuous quest to cater to those who share our fascination with creative art, authenticity, and self-expression, aware of the power that our sartorial choices have in conveying that, in 2022 that brand has decided to expand its universe from scarves to a full line of ready-to-wear. Debuting with a capsule collection in partnership with Printemps Paris, featuring Les Inconnus wardrobe essentials.
Les Inconnus aim to enable the purest personal expression inspired by an universe infused with dreams, abstract art and the 70s. We commit to translating our feelings of rapture, dreams, and magic through colors, fabrics, and patterns into physical pieces that carry and represent our message to the world, infusing each tailored garment with transcending joy.
Captivated by one's own inherent mystery, Les Inconnus' very essence is to allow the wearer to communicate a strong yet authentic personality while bringing sparkle and joy to everyday dressing.
Les Inconnus pieces are available in four countries in the most well renowned high-end and luxury retailers in the world such as Printemps (Paris), Samaritaine (Paris), Bloomingdales (Kuwait, Dubai), Harvey Nichols (Dubai) and Galeries Lafayette (Doha).
You see it in the effortless elegance as Brigitte Bardot traipses through sun-drenched promenades in St. Tropez. It's present in Françoise Hardy's quiet command of café audiences au terrasse in Paris. The mystifying appeal of the Stones' sun-soaked retreat to Marrakech- Richards, Jagger and Jones all peacocking in their finest wares for the duchesse dilettante, Anita Pallenberg.
Beyond the stroke of midnight, it's the mesmerising electricity pulsing through Debbie Harry on-stage at CBGB, or across town at Studio 54 as Bianca Jagger emotes magnetic yet coy before the lens of Warhol and Papa george. It's the provocatively, extra-terrestrial appeal of 'space oddity' himself, David Bowie.
We love artisanal flourish
Showcasing the delicate, perennial beauty of flora & fauna, it's mediated and mastered en minutiae with Irving Penn's Flowers. Unmistakably visceral and loud, it's the clashing and clamouring of one's inner-most emotions transmuted in fervent brush-strokes of the modern expressionist artist. You can hear its' energy sustained within the soul-stirring chords Hendrix plucked and arranged from galactic symphonies beyond, then delivered to audiences on our third stone from the sun.
Timeless and iconic
The eternal search for style as a form of self-affirmation and self-fulfillment involves a necessary balancing act where reverence of the past also must meet embracing the future- omit the nostalgia. We strongly esteem that which is tangible as well as visceral; and it is in this that we also strongly believe these things we continually revisit will remain current and relevant. Finding beauty in the strange and unknown, in the transforming potential of our choices and in the continuous exercise of becoming, forever foreigners of ourselves in search of the promise land. Rebellious and in love, but secretly and helplessly certain that the best is yet to come.