This season, Paco Rabanne designer Julien Dossena broke free of the brand’s chainmail heritage to articulate his own decorative vision. ‘’I was searching for beauty, what does glamour mean now and how can you contextualize it in a contemporary way?’’.
‘’It’s been a search for – I hate the word – ‘glamour’’, Julien Dossena shrugged as he explained the source materials behind his collection. ‘’I started to look at old Hollywood movies; at ceremonials, from royalty to military to the red carpet; at dandified ’70s glam rock and Roxy Music…’’. And the result was in a mix of Golden Age Hollywood and early Eighties British dandyism (Adam Ant, Roxy Music, Brian Eno and the like) with a dash of Fifties French couture fantasy. In other words, old world meets new wave.