FUNCTIONAL AND MODERN, THE ICONIC AND RADIANT FARRAH FAWCETT OF 1974 AND THE WOMEN OF 2074. THE DESIGN OF RAYMOND LOEWY. A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE. LET’S TAKE ROUTE 74, HEADING SOUTH.
Lek & Sowat taking over the walls, Calypso captivating her audience with the hypnotic “Soucoupe” created for the show, young urban women and friends from the designer’s clique who appear as if from nowhere in an electric “Soul”, walking in front of the mysterious headlights. An invitation to discover the world of JC de Castelbajac: collective, inventive and visionary.
This collection is a spectacle, a rupture that puts today’s woman front and centre, dressed in a look that sublimates her beauty and transports us elsewhere. A new cosmic and urban wardrobe is born. A proximity to the audience who interact and discover the pieces they see pass before their eyes.
This season prints disappear, replaced by new imagination and detail crystallised in cut. Graphics are illustrated with tone-on-tone cut-outs of stars, messages and symbolic portraits, bringing new poetry to the clothes. The designer’s essential signature colour blocks take pride of place. Screen pockets and omnipresent visors, oversize bags in leather and Plexiglas, and technical Velcro sandals enchant this new sport-chic silhouette, to give this commando of women a protection, a contemporary confidence.
Materials are light and sporty in completely Castelbajac colours; yellow, blue and red primaries like rays of sunlight, a tonal orange, all underlined by an ultra-pure white.
Cotton twill and viscose, airy and technical, are mixed accidentally with silk organza for shorts, jumpsuits, bustier dresses and sweatshirts. A pop camouflage is incrusted on retro-futuristic trench-coats and dresses while XXL trompe-l’œil stitching decorates a raw cotton toile. These new nomads wear their jackets slung over their shoulders like backpacks. Knits in camouflage lace or cotton net complete the collection with a transparent sweater and raincoat, a purity filter.
This is the signature of a new femininity: comfortable, functional and creative sportswear for tomorrow’s all-conquering woman, the soldier of peace of 2074.
Jean-Charles de Castelbajac © Copyright 2014