Fashion house COURRÈGES presented its Spring Summer 2023 Womenswear Collection, that explores perception of time, on Wednesday, September 28th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. Designer Nicolas Di Felice was inspired by the potent notion of elapsed time, looking forwards, and glancing backwards, and by the relationship between heritage and invention: time-consuming craft and time-saving technology. The collection fuses craftsmanship with technology, injection moulding, three-dimensional resin printing and scuba fabrics are sculpted and shaped using technique drawn from couture. It highlights the conversation between the brand’s DNA and new experiments, a rapport that challenges our perception of looks drawn from the past and those invented anew. Reimagined pieces from the past bring the attitude of today.
“Time leads back to nature, its passage symbolized by natural structures and elemental effects drawn from the oceanic, the beach. Sand and waves contrive to express evolution, to affect garments: denims are washed, Courrèges double gabardine frayed and eroded as if subject to the vagaries of time. Nacre and the internal shapes of shells loan their shapes and forms to jewellery while coral, habitats created over thousands of years, are mirrored in silicone dresses and tops, themselves fashioned spaces for the body.” – from Courrèges