Christophe Josse - Autumn Winter 2013-2014 Haute Couture Collection in Paris (with ITW)

Under the archways in the garden of the Ecole des Beaux Art in Paris,there were 17 parades down the runway for Christophe Josse’s collection for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014. Dresses were evanescent, lightly printed with plissés reminding those of Fortuny, a sheath dress demonstrated the perfection of the line and the generosity of the guipure. Endless whites returned but in different shades, cream,powdered ecru and pink, as if retelling different stories with the same beginning; that of creating a new couture, at the same time both modern and romantic…

Christophe Josse :
It’s trying to play with a sort of fusion of opposites, with very ethereal silhouettes, very cobwebby, which is contrasted by volumes of natural wool felt.
Basically, the plissés that we have used weren’t classic plissés in inverted commas, they had this unconscious side, like if they were crinkled, vaguely outlined in a slightly subdued fog, almost English. And it’s that which has given the silhouette something a bit fluffy, quite interesting and less predictable than a more traditional plissé.
It was amusing also to look into all these different shades of ecru, chalk, alabaster, slightly opaque white and brighter white, and finally you find yourself almost telling a story about colour, with a vast and interesting palette and in the depiction of materials, the same colour is not perceived in the same way, and that, is very amusing to recount.

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