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Alexis Mabille PAP SS2012

Oct 10, 11 Alexis Mabille PAP SS2012

Perhaps the opening of the collection – a “banker” striped ensemble of bustier-shirt with a bow tied in front of the waist and a short button-down skirt would look somewhat out of place if the show didn’t took place in the airy “Greenhouses Garden” (Jardin des Serres) in a chic corner of Paris next to the famous “Roland Garros” tennis complex. Such original decision ideally fitted into the overall atmosphere of a sunny summer day, filled with verdure and light-heartedness of young characters from the «Le jardin des Finzi Contini» movie, scenes from which inspired Alexis Mabille for creation of the summer collection.

With a light designer’s hand, a fearless flirty girl with daisies in her loose hair in tiny striped shirt-dresses, tennis shorts and blouses with sheer butterfly sleeves turns into a seductive woman, confident in herself, trying on men’s pants of fuchsia, burgundy and malachite colours and interpreted in a new way little black dress with a bow tied on the chest.

However, through the “maturity” of the heroine here and there peeps out her childish feminine audacity: a string of coloured bows on the shoulder, fringe embroidery on the evening bustier dress, delicate lace inserts on the silk or poplin shirt…

Incredibly beautiful earrings complement the spring image created by Alexis Mabille: large hoops with silver fringe, flowing down the shoulder and waving with the movement

Please note that this article is covering a prêt-à-porter collection of a couture designer.

Photo credits: Alexis Mabille

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