Designer Henri Alexander presented Enfants Riches Deprimes‘ Spring Summer 2018 collection, at the historic auction house Christie’s Paris, on the last day of the recently finished Paris Fashion Week.
“The runway travels through the various Matignons of Christie’s, wherein each room is curated with Henri Alexander’s paintings—a series of massive valet tickets and psychological process diagrams attacked by violent and naïve gestures.
Scribbles juxtaposed on fine tailoring, the paintings, which have been on display at Christie’s for days prior to the show, fill the pacing on the runway.
Textures of silver chains and reconfigured 18th century antique brooches—binding this season’s suiting and ready-to-wear—act as functional assemblage, luring you into relapses of Neoclassicism and outbreaks of savagery. A story is told—a final dichotomy—with lonely silhouettes of a boy and chain—beautifully knit in collaboration with Loro Piana—peeking out between looks of spring pastels and shades of black, similar to a de Kooning.“