The collection references the “garçonnes”, precursors of our own influencers, that wore short hair and men’s clothers: painters like Gerda Weneger ( immortalized in “The Danish Girl”) or muses like Kiki of Montparnasse.
With this wink to the past, the collection integrates some of the most contemporary fashion tendences such Palazzo pants worn by Marlene Dietrich or the skydiving jumpsuits that Elsa Schiaparelli made fashionable. This year, the two-piece bridal dresses, a signature creation from Arca, features ankle lenght skirts.
Guipure, a favorite lace fabric of bohemian brides, is very present in the 2018 collection. Embroidered lace and Plumetti, a favorite materials for romantic brides are reinterpreted, to emphasize the back and shoulder lines. Shiny materials like sateen and bias cuts remind us of the glamour of cafes and cabarets of the City of Light.