Among the powerful lines and masses of urban structures, the clean lines and subtle strength of the Christophe Josse Fall-Winter collection mingle and take shape in a sure combination.
The architecture of the surroundings and dresses echo each other with palpable skill.
Against a background of rough concrete, the harmonious silhouette of a girl in a man's shirt and high-waisted trousers, with the profile of a greek medallion, stands out in counterpoint to a timeless modernity.
Pure lines are underpinned by the expertise of extraordinary craftspeople (embroiderers, accessory artists, glass-blowers and belt-makers) and exquisite materials like satin leather, faille, taffeta, gazar, inlaid antique lace and faille highlighted with crystals.
Everything is a mutual response, with play on contrasts between matt and shiny materials in a elegant, restrained, precise range of meticulously chosen colours.
A white crepe dress with a collar and yoke in satin leather; a faille jacket with a contrasting wool, alpaca and mohair trim collar…
On magnificent time-worn flagstones, a girl steps out in sandals with blown glass medallions set off by gold-ringed cords.
Huge mirrors in the windows reflect the image of her graceful figure.
On the back of her shirt, a star sporting iridescent crystals sets the sky ablaze with a myriad sparkling lights.
Mercury grey leather satin dress with bare back.
Asymmetrical ribbed skirt with flap pocket.
White poplin shirt with musketeer cuffs.
Ribbed high-waisted wide trousers in pale grey satin-finish wool.
Large shirt dress in chalk taffeta.
Front and back plastrons with inlaid lace and crochet embroidery.
Bomber jacket in greige faille, with wide lapels trimmed with wool, alpaca and mohair.
Top in alabaster wool jersey.
High-waisted trousers in alabaster wool jersey with belt.
Belted jumpsuit in chocolate jersey with knitted back and sleeves.
High-waisted straight dress in white wool crepe.
Asymmetrical zipped neckline in chalk satin leather.
White poplin shirt with musketeer cuffs and embroidered back.
Full skirt in bérard blue taffeta, with large pleated cargo pockets.
Bandeau bustier in golden sand gazar.
Full skirt in white honeycomb gauze with lace trim.
Short asymmetrical jacket in white wool crepe with belt.
Knitted fabric plastron embroidered with chalk and ivory quilted wools.
White crepe roll-up shorts.
A film directed by Lucca
Editor: Jérémie Celant
Image: Romain Durand
Model: Ines Pottier / Girl Mgmt
Casting director: Chouaïb Arif
Model: Lea B. / VIP Models
Make up: Asami Kawai / Artists Unit
Hair: Mayu Mori
Photographer: ©Cécile Bortoletti
Music: Mandy takes a gun «open your eyes»
Production: Luccapabloprod / Christophe josse Paris
Special thanks to Rosine delaplace-moser
Thanks to Atelier Daguet, Thibault Favre D'echallens, Sylvain Cochet, Sébastien Barilleau pour Cécile Henri Atelier, Jean-Michel Angays, Marie-Noelle Bayard, Babette Brouard, Brigitte Bonnave pour bridge souffle de verre, Abdessadeq Chakib, Jacqueline Bourdon, Liliane Fisic, Laurent Garigue, Stéphane Laverne, MD Teinture, Socolatex, Taroni, Maktar Touré pour Mat’art, Anne, Beatrice, Patrick, TTLM Daniel François
France audiovisuel, Clémence Bouet, Isabelle, Benjamin, Victoria, Paul Nizet
Special thanks: Romain
Tourné à L’espace Abraxas, Noisy le Grand