BLURRED LINES: Charles de Vilmorin has supplied the primary glimpse of his debut assortment for Rochas since being named artistic director of the French heritage model in February.
In an arty video shot within the backyard of a lakeside villa, the designer showcased appears to be like from his cruise 2022 assortment together with a blue coat with extensive sleeves and buttons down the entrance, and a crimson tartan gown with lacing particulars. Prints and ruffles featured prominently, although the appears to be like had been saved intentionally blurry to entertain suspense.
It marked a departure from the designer’s signature line, which tends towards excessive shapes and coloration, with objects like patchwork quilted jackets and hourglass attire with exaggerated breasts, impressed by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
Rochas has determined to not launch a full look ebook of the gathering, which arrives in shops in November, preferring as a substitute to attend till September, when it hopes to stage a full presentation of de Vilmorin’s spring 2022 assortment to mark his official debut for the home, a spokesman for the label stated.
The 24-year-old’s appointment was the end result of a meteoric rise, starting with the launch of his style label in April 2020 within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Known for his colourful work tinged with darkness, he is without doubt one of the 9 finalists for this 12 months’s version of the LVMH Prize for Young Designers.
De Vilmorin stated he was conversant in the Rochas model from a younger age — his great-aunt, French novelist Louise de Vilmorin, knew Hélène Rochas, the widow of founder Marcel Rochas, who drove the worldwide enlargement of the corporate’s fragrance empire after his loss of life.
“Rochas is a brand that holds a special place in my heart, due to both deep personal family ties and the label’s heritage, which I find so rich and inspiring,” he stated. “I can’t wait to bring my personal touch and reinterpret the codes of this beautiful maison.”
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