Writers and literary works have always been sources of inspiration for the young designer Louis-Gabriel Nouchi, who nourished his ideas from his hours spent reading and in libraries.
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After Albert Camus’s ‘’The Stranger’’ from last season, Franz Kafka’s posthumous novel ‘’The Trial’’ has inspired the bibliophile designer this season. Considered a masterpiece of world literature, the posthumous novel tells the absurd arrest of Joseph K. for a crime that remains unknown. The novel was adapted for the screen in 1962 by Orson Welles and was shot in particular at the Gare d’Orsay, a former Paris railway station and hotel which became the now famous Musée d’Orsay.
The anguishing, absurd and joyless universe of ‘’The Trial’’ translated into a cold and monochrome palette where black and charcoal gray intersected with icy blues, where almond green created a lukewarm feeling sometimes warmed by a few touches of cream, camel and blue denim.
And faced with this disturbing atmosphere which also finds its echo in the health, economic and social situations that we are currently going through, what could be more logical to want to let go or wanting comfort? Thick, felted or twisted wool knits, loose cardigans, slit or knitted pants with edges touching the ground, oversized coats and boxy overshirts. The search for comfort was well reflected in these interplay of texture and fabric effects that have remained since the beginning of the brand’s adventures at the heart of the label’s DNA.
- Ewan McGregor covers VMan Spring/Summer 2021 by Damon Baker
- Kätlin Aas by Laura Sciacovelli for Elle France May 7th, 2021
- Umka by Vlad Zorin for Vogue Russia May 2021
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