“I wanted to express that kind of feeling of pure joy,” Paco Rabanne’s creative director, Julien Dossena, told me over the phone. “The primal feeling when you put your skin in the sun, the feeling you get when you are by the sea. Almost like a child.”
Coming from Monaco, France, just out of the shoot for his spring 2022 collection, it’s clear that Dossena is thinking about the future. In a time when the sun will shine, we’ll be drinking champagne with friends by the seaside and wearing figure-hugging, pattern-filled looks while doing it.
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Staged on the roof of the Palais des Congrès in Monaco, the Hexa Grace, direct installation of 24,000 tiles designed by artist Victor Vasarely, served as a springboard for Dossena. “When I think of Paco Rabanne and Vasarely, it’s that groovy feeling of having fun and being sensual,” says the creative director. “It’s light and relaxed and at the same time super sophisticated, avant-garde and experimental. It was like the perfect place to encapsulate everything I wanted to express in the collection.”
Filled with Dossena’s iconic metallic mesh, 70s sunflower prints, macrame weaves and, of course, kaleidoscope prints, this collection is the anthesis of the quarantine wardrobe. “I saw the vaccine coming in and slowly but surely we’re going to break free again and we’re going to get out of this mess, so when I was designing, that projection was something I held onto,” Dossena explains. .
Ready and inspired to dress up the jetset crowd that will be roaming the Mediterranean for the first time in 16 months, Dossena continued the show with languid, cutout dresses, lace-up sandals, bucket hats and other pieces that will make you travel the beach to dance the night away, then back to the beach. “This is the first time that I have been so far from Paris and I feel the sun and so happy and that is exactly what I imagined when I was designing. Now that it’s done, it’s like my dreams come true. “
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