dinsdag 24 januari 2017
Études Fall/Winter 2017
“Lackadaisical, the quiet ennui of the everyday produces its own soft cinema.” It’s this in-between time that Études considers for Fall/Winter 2017-18, traversing domestic stories of proximity and intimate connection. The morning after the night before. Layered with the earthen palette of Elizabeth Peyton’s seminal portraits, the collection reflects on the cycles and ablutions in the daily life of a city.
FW17 collection includes a trilogy of artistic partnerships, each complementing the collection’s theme through an alternate perspective. Courtesy of American artist Matthew Chambers, a darkly mottled floral motif is scaled up and down: printed and knitted, it reappears throughout the collection. Elsewhere a 1992 still life gouache depicting cigarettes and Coca Cola by Dike Blair is printed across silk shirts and a padded blouson, embodying a sense of household familiarity. Finally, the self-made graphics of Gus Van Sant’s first film ‘Mala Noche’ (1985) are repeated on a single souvenir sweatshirt, bringing the season’s languorous mood full circle.