Patou‘s Fall/Winter 2024 collection, masterminded by artistic director Guillaume Henry, is a love letter to the woman on the go, navigating life with purpose and panache. Ditching the escapism of last season’s disco party, Henry delivers a collection that’s as sophisticated as it is wearable, a welcome dose of practicality in a world full of uncertainty.
Stepping into the Palais de Tokyo for the show, the message is clear: Patou is stepping up its game. Gone are the playful themes, replaced by a focus on respect for the wearer and a desire to empower her with timeless pieces. The line caters to every occasion, from tailored camel coats and sharp suits for the office to flirty fit-and-flare midis and statement polka-dot dresses for a night out.
Sustainability isn’t an afterthought; it’s woven into the fabric of the collection. Each garment is made with eco-friendly materials, marking a significant achievement in the fashion world. But fear not, the conscious choices don’t compromise style. Guillaume Henry’s masterful tailoring and keen eye for detail shine through, ensuring that each piece is not only ethical, but undeniably chic.
Patou’s rich heritage is subtly referenced, with polka dots – a favorite of both founder Jean Patou and Christian Lacroix – making a charming comeback. Henry reinterprets them with a contemporary edge, as seen in the elegant black and cream polka dot blouse and the stunning bias-cut halter dress, a garment that exudes timeless glamour.
This is a collection for the woman who doesn’t need fancy trends to make a statement. It’s for the woman who values quality, appreciates craftsmanship and wants a wardrobe that transitions seamlessly from day to night.