EACH WEEK THIS MONTH, WE’LL BE HIGHLIGHTING ONE OF THE BLACK-OWNED BRANDS THAT WE CARRY AT WISH WHILE EXPANDING ON THE HERITAGE OF THEIR ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.
This week, the spotlight is on Emeric Tchatchoua’s Montreal-based clothing brand 3.PARADIS.
Established in 2013, the unintentionally successful Montreal-based Streetwear brand embodies both street fashion and pop culture in their finely crafted clothing pieces. Emeric Tchatchoua, 3.PARADIS Creative Director/ Founder, brings a refreshing aesthetic with his philosophical ideals combined with a modern interpretation of collaged silhouettes and exaggerated utility. This debate allows the relationship between the human race and further ideals to be explored from a unique realistic perspective.
3.PARADIS produces finely crafted clothing pieces influenced by popular culture and street fashion; the darling of both street fashion and high-end fashionistas alike. Their aesthetic could be explained by these three words “disruptive, chic and poetic”.
“The more we grow, the more the meaning [of 3.Paradis] is deeper than what it was supposed to be at the beginning. ‘3’ is the perfect equilibrium between the mind, the body, and the soul, and ‘Paradis’ [paradise in French] is an ideal that we’re trying to give to the people. Make them enjoy what they buy and enjoy the product—bring them to paradis,” says the brand’s founder.
For 3.PARADIS’ SS22 collection, creative director Emeric Tchatchoua mused on the idea of spiritual renaissance, self-awareness, and soul searching as a means of inner rebirth. Specifically, Tchatchoua aims to bring about this rebirth through the deconstruction of old ideas and by uniting the past, present, and future, which will remain a focal theme for the brand’s forthcoming collections.
In February and beyond, look for opportunities to shop Black-Owned, founded, & designed brands.