COLLECTION 2021 - C01, POSER AND SHIRTR
This season, Alexandre Blanc shot his collection in the raw setting of the Académie libre de la Grande Chaumière, in the Montparnasse district of Paris. He intended it for an aristocratic woman by her attitude, sexy in her strength, intrinsically artist, who likes to come and spend hours in this vast workshop of living models which has seen Chagall, Giacometti, Louise Bourgeois, Fernand Léger or even Lempicka..
Alexandre likes this contrast, this almost opposition.
For this collection, which was entirely produced in a Parisian workshop on 9th district, the couture spirit of the rooms contrasts with the rough decor of the Grande Chaumière..
« I myself took drawing lessons there, explains Alexandre, I was fascinated by the models who pose. Often they are themselves artists and are alternately in front of or behind the easel. I imagined a woman who, like Loulou de la Falaise, was very inspiring, as much by the way she dressed as by her creations.ions. »
Breaking free from the seasons, reworking fabrics in stock, reducing the offer to keep the essential, the honesty of creation, the right number of pieces to define a universe, a woman, a way of life, such was Alexandre's main reflection this season.ison.
This is how he worked on the 2021- C01 Collection, which is composed of 13 looks and a limited number of fabrics, his essentials, a fresco di lana, a crêpe de chine, plain or printed, a poplin, but also a straw yellow shantung. a little retro, in a cotton gabardine to revisit the trench coat, one of the iconic pieces this season.son.
The color palette is mainly made up of halftones: a very deep chocolate brown, and black which accentuates the work of the necklines as on the silk shirts cut out with a slightly fetishist spirit..
By drawing the most striking print, a sepia watercolor garden enhanced with a pen, Alexandre wanted to instill a contrast by integrating white dots on a chocolate background..
The jewels punctuate the silhouette, the buckles of the 1940s jackets have been mottled while the necklaces and belts, made up of recovered elements, mix different golds..