Whether woven through with lurex thread to enliven tie & dye shades or haloed in crystals, chains, rivets and metal studs, the designs honour the expertise of the brand's ateliers. Bringing structure to this allure is embroidery that has the intense graphic look so dear to Loris, who makes it all resonate with a festive aura. That embroidery forms all-over openwork on a short dress and strews gems over the bandeau of a harness dress. Chain work adorns a blue chiffon dress, crystals invade a midnight blue trench, and stars make constellations on a boldly proportioned ruffled tulle jacket. The longline silhouette is fluid and svelte. Materials are juxtaposed, volumes are generous, and sleeve effects are plenty. From a pagoda shape on a dress to a kimono cut on a kaftan, sleeves open up over the arm before delicately cinching in at the wrist with crystals or bows. Chiffon, whether shaded or solid, creates a blurry effect on pieces to better smudge their contours; it creates an airy cape over a bare back and adds volume to a long skirt in the form of lined ruffles. Emerald, ruby, and mineral blue ombrés, along with indigo tie & dye with an all-over peony print, light up the collection. A mix of beaded fringes, diaphanous patchwork lace, and sequins add the rhythm.
Driven by the same inspiration, the men’s wardrobe draws on a mixed couture-bohemian spirit with chain fringes, flowing prints, and metallics.
In an oneiric and ardent musical performance by the Scandinavian artist Aurora, games of transparency and light unveil the creations in all grace. The collection revisits the brand's iconic feel in a spirit that combines bohemian Paris and contemporary Couture. It brightens gypset grace with assured elegance in a look of restrained nonchalance.
Casting: Paul Louisor
Make-up: Diane Kendal
Hair: Damien Boissinot
Photo: Yannis Vlamos