Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo launched his luxury fashion brand in 1966 under the pseudonym Paco Rabanne. The Spanish designer began working for Dior, Givenchy and Balenciaga where he designed jewellery for the respective labels before launching his own brand in the ‘60’s. Known for their extravagant designs, Paco Rabanne used unconventional materials such as plastic, paper and metal throughout collections, taking a non-conformist approach to design which earnt the brand worldwide recognition. In 1968, Paco Rabanne began creating fragrances, of which remain favourites for both men and women to this day.
Paco Rabanne is owned by Puig, and since 2013 Julien Dossena has worked as Creative Director for the label.
Dossena looks to the history of Paco Rabanne, giving its avant-garde heritage a fresh outlook catered for a modern audience. Today, Paco Rabanne is seen as merging the flamboyant style of its past with a contemporary refinement, resulting in glamorous and exciting collections which still offer wearability. Producing womenswear, bags, shoes and accessories, the label offers traditional garments with a rebellious edge distinctive of the brand. Metallic dresses, satin camis and tailored separates are met with signature chain-mail dresses and vintage-inspired denim. The chain-mail design is seen through mini-dresses, skirts and handbags, taking an iconic piece of fashion history and reimagining it for today. From black lace gowns and sequined party pieces to leopard print activewear and chunky jewellery, Paco Rabanne brings effortless glamour to any occasion.
Collections from Paco Rabanne can be found online via the brand’s own site, and through Farfetch, Matches Fashion and My Theresa.