An exploded palette of bright, acrylic hues is juxtaposed in graphic compositions then mapped onto abstract silhouettes that swing around the body, drape all over it and sprout out of it. The sheer joy of fashion-making is harnessed to convey an idea of dressing up as an audacious act, marking a point of departure towards new grounds.
Geometry takes the lead, in both silhouette and surface treatment. Sinuous lines alternate with straight ones, angles with curves, fluidity with firmness, while quilting, prints, intarsia and jacquards amplify the synthetic, electric glare of the whole. Fringes and flaps move. Cut-outs and draping reveal hints of sex appeal. Embellishment dissolves onto the surfaces, and graphic elements such as circles and broken stripes electrify the pragmatic feel of playful uniforms.
Collages Jocelyne Rashidi
"There is Nothing More Seductive than a Coat Worn as a Dress" - Jonathan Anderson. Quilted coats with neckerchief hems. Long tailored jackets and cropped trousers. Giant tassels running along the hem of strict suede suits. Long dresses with flaps. Skirts that protrude on one side. Draped tops, draped dresses. A smattering of multiple appliqués. Intarsia and cut-out jumpers. Leather body pieces. Masculine riding coats. Gatherings, folds.
Images Courtesy of LOEWE/ Words LOEWE Press release