Creative Director Luisa Sidoli shares her ‘behind the scenes’ inspirations for the current AW14 Collection.
This picture really was the starting point of inspiration for the collection. It was taken from a visit to see Chanels ‘The little black Jacket’ exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition was a collaboration with former Vogue Paris's editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld & Chanel's creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. Each photograph was styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by the man himself. The exhibition explores how adaptable the jacket is and visually examinines the jacket's versatility & timeless quality. That is something that I wanted to combine in the collection. I like the idea of lingerie being more than just for the bedroom and having a timeless quality.
The collection entitled ‘La Belle Maitresse’ is a tribute to women’s beauty and sensuality. It combines supremely sophisticated styling & details that cleverly incorporate 'ready to wear' elements with lingerie for a contemporary, erotic feel. The collection revels in a self confident, ‘lady like’ woman who plays with the darker side of desire. Combining elegant tailoring and couture finishes, it fuses shirt collars with sheer transparency, Chantilly lace and satin for an effortlessly chic look. The 'bodycon' silhouettes pay homage to the brand's trademark sensuality, while the inter-changeable pieces encourages the wearer to explore her own desires.