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EXCLUSIVE: Icicle Opens Up on Avenue George V in Paris

Posted On: Sep 24, 2019   |   Posted By: WWD

PARIS - For its first outpost abroad, high-end contemporary Chinese label Icicle has opened a polished, minimalist space on the tony Avenue George V to showcase its naturally colored wool, silk and cotton designs.
Despite a golden triangle address - home to brands like Louis Vuitton and Hermès - and a profusion of luxurious cashmere outerwear and precisely tailored suits in its new store, Icicle is not after designer-label status.
“It's another category of brand - it's a brand to serve people,” said Tao Xiaoma, one of the label's founders. Tao, who is called “Shawna” by non-Chinese colleagues, spoke to WWD from the top floor of the four-story boutique, a sparsely populated mansion lined with racks of chic attire for men and women, including tapered trousers for men, seamless knits and roomy suit jackets.
The Icicle store in Paris.
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The company has 270 stores in China, and counts more than 2,500 employees, but is little known in the West - except as the owner of historic French fashion house Carven,...

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