Black and White are two autonomous, sovereign and strong colours. Designers use the frankness of these tints to give an even more dramatic expression of their talent. The chromatic underlines details, purity of lines, effects of volume and pleating. All leads that dexterity as fertile as designer’s imagination is moving towards the climax of the graphic.
From 1st till 4th July, 10 samples from Ccouture members are posed to Maison Champs-Elysées. This splendid mansion of the nineteeth century, transformed by Maison Martin Margiela into a monochrome temple with the stylistic codes which made the success of this pioneering brand.
What reliefs in Clarisse Hieraix’show, her dresses are sculptures. The duality of black and white emphasizes the judicious use of fabrics and the elegant work of pleating, origami folds. Opacity is the mother of light.
For this winter 2013-14 season, the Stéphane Rolland woman traces her path like a stroke of ink with the essence of her identity, in an almost Velasquez-esque hieratical figure, such a Royal infanta. The all rigourous cut is assertive and strict, but voluptuous and well balanced at the same time. For this winter Couture Collection, the look is austere but terribly sensuous, feminity is taken to a new level, never achieve before.
The SCAD Museum of arts presents LITTLE BLACK DRESS, curated by André Léon Talley. Read more here.
Photos : © Stéphane Rolland – © Victoire Avril/ C’ Couture Paris.