‘’This collection is my amorous gaze for divine women’’. For his Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection, filmed inside an empty Salle Pleyel, French fashion designer Alexis Mabille was inspired by Roman goddess Voluptas, the daughter of Psyche and Eros in Roman mythology.
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This translated into a wardrobe that offered dramatic draped and pleated gowns with a Second Empire influence alongside cinematic tailored silhouettes.
The designer combined feminine lines with masculine twist, through soft and voluptuous materials, and emblematic drapes. He used contrasting colors with relish, as well as the combination of midnight and blacks with springtime pastels, floral mirages and sparkling sequins.
He also has a longstanding fascination with the American costume designer Adrian. A few negligée-inspired numbers, like one in gold princess crepe with bare shoulders, or a long shirt dress in pleated gold lamé with a mesh yoke, were created with Hollywood’s golden era in mind.
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