For this Fall Winter 2018 collection entitled « Unrecognized Youth’ Spirituality » the designer, Valentin Glemarec, explored the relation between Religion and our society, questioning the meaning of today’s Gods and Icons.
He looked into what people, especially the young generation, find meaningful: the new idols of hope in pop culture and entertainment.
The collection translates this social re-appropriation clashing the tailoring and the street-wear: Typical tailored fabrics like wool Super 120s’ or blended wool confront technical fabrics or soft cottons. Tailoring pieces take the street-wear codes with appliqué sports bands or scratch patches. Track pants are worked in wool, over-shirts in printed silk.
Transformation is also embodied by overall prints with an optical illusion work : A floral print from afar transforms into a riot scene in close up.
Taking a stand for re-appropriation, the seasonal Muse is plural with different representations of Icons: a riot Madonna, a sacred albinos child, an African Muse, all painted with oil on canvas by the designer.
The collection reinforce the disruptive vision of the brand keeping the structure of tailoring as a foundation, spicing it up with street influences in clothing and accessories from headbands and caps to sneakers, designed by Christian Louboutin for the runway this season.
This winter season aims to answer this question: What’s a God to a non-believer?
If not in organized religion any longer, society do hold some people as sacred: in Music, Culture or Arts.