The traditional Parisian house Pallas makes "Petite Couture"
- each part of the collection, including the tuxedo, is made by one single tailor. An elegant, cool, androgynous style that focuses on strength. High-quality craftsmanship with attitude.
A particularly sustainable way of being fashionable lies in tailor-made dresses. Unfortunately, it has completely gone out of fashion. Because we learned in fast-fashion times that an individually manufactured item can only be something from old, elitist times. And yet - if you rearrange your thoughts once again, you realize that there is a fallacy: because with a part that is only sewn on request, overproduction is impossible. And if you keep it for a long time, it's not that expensive. It's the idea of the little that's really good.
Tradition with modern approach
The French label Pallas serves this tradition with a modern approach. Since 1960, custom-made suits and tuxedo inspired collections have been made there in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. Daniel Pallas grew up in this studio. He used to live here with his family. In a room where blazers and trousers are being cut nowadays, his desk from childhood is still standing. Daniel Pallas' father, a trained men's tailor, invented a special technique for making his tuxedos: each jacket is made by just one person from the first to the last stitch. It's called petite couture.
Daniel Pallas and his wife Véronique Bousquet. The old door sign of the atelier in Paris.
Daniel Pallas wanted to revive it. In addition to collaborating with the studio of luxury houses, he and his wife Véronique Bousquet launched the Pallas Paris collection in 1991, whose core inspiration is the tuxedo. An androgynous classic, as strong as sensual: "A tuxedo definitely offers a woman better protection than a wide dress."
Manufacturing the tuxedos.
The perfect cut.
The tuxedo collection is completely produced in Paris. Local manufacturers are supported, transport routes are kept short and CO2 emissions minimized. The expertise of French tailoring flows into every single piece; it is cut in a historical studio and made by hand by individual tailors. It carries the spirit of uniqueness and glamorous sustainability. All fabrics come from France, Italy and England, many of the fabrics are so-called "deadstock", leftover and storage materials from overproduction.