Disguise the telltale sound of latex by turning up the quantity on the soundtrack and also you’d be forgiven for considering Arthur Avellano has deserted his signature materials at his spring present.
Take matte stovepipe “denims,” or a hooded robe-coat that appeared minimize from astrakhan. Save for the padded lining of 1 bomber blouson, it’s “nonetheless all latex, on a regular basis,” he mentioned backstage earlier than the present. “It’s about giving the impression it’s one thing else completely.”
Since profitable the Pierre Bergé Prize on the 2023 ANDAM final June, the Parisian designer has been firing on all cylinders.
Not solely is he within the award’s mentoring program whereas nonetheless producing latex and silicone items for distinguished French homes however he’s additionally created costumes for a ballet presently carried out on the Palais Garnier opera home.
In the midst of all that, he developed the gathering introduced on the ultimate day of Paris Vogue Week.
He pushed additional in metallics, growing platinum and gold hues, and likewise launched a brand new tackle the snakeskin impact seen final season — “it’s a raised sample moderately than a type of embossing and I like that higher,” he added — in addition to these faux-textile choices. There was additionally footwear, with customized latex-covered Ugg slippers.
So if there was an air of familiarity to those sci-fi house opera silhouettes with dramatic trains and opulent hoods, marching amid concrete columns within the Institut du Monde Arabe, it was intentional.
“I’d moderately good the universe I have already got, moderately than create a brand new one for every season,” he mentioned.
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