Like the continuation of an enchanted story, the alluring proportions and textures from the Autumn-Winter 22 season have arrived at a destination: THE PARTY. Julien Dossena has creatively interpreted Blake Edwards’s 1968 comedic film of the same name, which plays out with a distinctive experimental style that resonates with the radical character of Paco Rabanne.
Against a backdrop reminiscent of Palm Springs, the collection’s key looks evoke personages that bridge a ’70s spirit—at once lavish and irreverent—with a relaxed attitude towards dressing up. Last season’s gleaming volumes in flounced metal mesh are explored a new through minidress and ensemble variations in silver and gold. Revealing the body while grazing the ground, long striped lurex knits suggest sophisticated nonchalance. Elevating an everyday cruise wardrobe, knit sets in luscious hues of watermelon and emerald are edged with strass, while a motif of rhythmic stars splashes across pink jersey and blue jacquard velvet. Gleaming accessories reflect the light from daytime to dusk, whether the Pacoïo bag paneled in silvery pastilles or a belt constructed like the iconic 1969 bag.
Acting as a counterpoint to this show of festive femininity, tailored looks remix uniforms with decorative accents standing out from the masculine silhouettes. Eveningwear is emphasized with ease through the latest Audrey Hepburn assemblage dress—a swishing tank cut alternating silver and gold discs—and in weightless jersey accented with soft fringes and Paco Rabanne bijoux. From constructed shapes to soft draping, these pieces are coded with party enhancements that inherently lift the mood and entice the eye.