PFW: Mame Fall Winter 2018.19 Collection

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The Mame Fall/Winter 2018.19 collection was presented at the Mona Bismarck Foundation during the Paris Fashion Week. The Collection presents an electrifying clash between modernity and tradition and follows in the footsteps of French designer Charlotte Perriand, who, starting in the 1940s, was the first woman designer to regularly spend time in Japan.


 “Wear this short coat over loose-fitted half-moon jacquard tops, split-ankle suit trou- sers, or cream and gold knits. Evenings turn spectacular in a sheer dress with a plant print and a small round neck jacket decorated with embroidered lilies and irises on an ivory silk background. And these clashes keep on coming: uneven burst of light on brocades, 1920s style bias cuts, boat necks. Mixing leather, silk, feathers and wool pompoms, a corset juggles the Mizuhiki references, the intricate paper cords used for decorating money envelopes. Denim is unravelled by hand before being rewoven, rayon and polyester are transformed into airy lace, half-moon buttons and embroidery appear to be sailing off toward the tropical island of Okinawa.”

“In terms of colours, eclecticism is the word of the day: autumnal browns, celadon, bubble bath white and even garbage bag green, Mame Kurogouchi imagines an explosive palette. From indigo to aqua via gingers, golds, and tobaccos, Mame uses every colour under the rainbow. The transparency of the fruit jewellery made of blown glass and the PVC bags emphasize the silhouettes bursting with lightness. A bamboo handle draws inspiration from an antique teapot.”

 All images courtesy of  Mame

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