Jean Claude Jitrois showcased new Jitrois Spring Summer 2017 Another World womenswear collection, inspired by tattoos, on Friday September 30th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. For the collection Jitrois inverted tattoos into delicate embroideries of suede, leather, organza onto tulle, as if it projects onto the skin, offering a vision of an independent yet mysterious women.
“Jean Claude used lingerie both incorporated into dresses and separately. The concept for the collection is to reveal the underwear as outerwear, whilst retaining an air of cool and quiet confidence. The Jitrois woman will be wearing the finest suede and leather with a colour palette inspired by floral prettiness yet she is no wilting wallflower. Guy Bourdin encapsulates this women perfectly, dressed in pale pink, holding peonies. Craftsmanship meets the delicacy of the intricate lace embroideries. Sleeves rolled up, or jackets pulled down, Jitrois women’s style is inspired by the eccentricities of the early eighties english society and the postpunk rebellion wave. Embroideries were also thought as jewellery, Large crosses are encased in leather with crystals and leather covered pearls. Clothes come distressed, smocked and covered in metal studs with references to english post-punk.“
Images Courtesy of Jitrois.