Our edition 16 Spring-Summer 2021 features an edited seasonal collection, reduced to essentials, and a new selection of sustainable permanent styles.
Inspired by the vivid portraits of the American painter Alice Neel (1900-1984), showing a variety of characters in their daily clothes with an expressive and realistic vision, and setting itself apart from the usual stereotypes of the male gaze, this edition offers a gender fluid wardrobe.
The local industry of linen is at the heart of this edition. The ecological virtues of this fabric, cultivated in a region ranging from Normandy to Flanders led us to meet cultivators and scutchers, transforming the plant in textile fiber. Linen is omnipresent, both washed, in tailoring, in a light italian weave for shirting, or in soft fine gauge knits.
The seasonal cottons are focused on a Provence « Ampos » print (raspberry, in Provençal dialect) from the family-owned atelier Olivades, that is perpetuating a textile printing tradition since 1818 with its atelier in Saint-Etienne-du-Grès, in Provence. The raspberry pattern has been drawn by the grandmother of the current owner.
This Provençal and Mediterranean influence continues in a « Biaude » work blouse that also reminds of the Djerbian blouza, on the other side of the Mediterranean, expressing one of the multiple sides of the diversity of French contemporary culture.
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