Discover Gyunel Couture‘s Spring Summer 2019 Villa of Wonders 1552 Haute Couture collection, inspired by designer’s recent visit to Rome and the nearby manneristic monumental complex, Sacred Grove, presented on January 22nd at the Ritz’s Salon Vendôme, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week.
“Created during the 16th century and situated in a wooded valley beneath the castle of Orsini, the garden is populated by grotesque sculptures and small buildings scattered among the natural vegetation that immediately captured Gyunel’s attention. As a result, the colours this season consist of forest greens, metallic silvers, burgundy reds, and navy-cobalt-teal contrasts. Further inspiration was taken by the envisioning of forest queens and nymph-like creatures entangled in a night feast away from city lights. Bomarzo’s Orcus, gargoyles among cherubs and cupids blowing away hearts taken from Gyunel’s watercolour paintings, alongside her autograph autumn snowdrop variations in ombre dominate this latest print theme, whereas raised-texture jacquards, feather-shaped lurex pleats and metallic flower weaves on liquid organza are the season’s highlight fabrics.
This collection also sees sculptural 3D moulage snowdrop flower décolletés in tandem with the Maison’s signature diamond silhouette in a new deconstructed version, floaty princess cut skirts, silhouette-accentuating tuxedo gowns and playsuits with cone-shaped sides. Recovered fabrics, reused materials and recycled plastic, juxtaposed with precious and semiprecious stones, campaign the Creative Director’s concerns towards waste and pollution, as well as global warming.” – Gyunel Couture
Images by François Durand/Getty Images/ Courtesy of Gyunel Couture