The accessories market may be one that is oversaturated at the moment, but there is always room for a designer that presents a new and unique vision. Sophie Harand is such a designer. Concentrating on accessories for men, Harand lives and works in Paris. A background in product design and fashion design prepared the now designer, for work as an intern at esteemed fashion houses like Bernhard Willhelm and Lutz Huelle. Her work to date firmly belongs to the avant garde school of fashion, contrasting textures, luxury hardware and a strong fashion message are all consistent features of the first collection. A sign of great things to come, Harand this week presented her creations during the 30th International Festival of Fashion and Photography in France.