Les Copains Milan Fashion Week FW18
Represented by Guitar PR.
The Les Copains Fall/Winter 2018/2019 Collection starts with the rediscovery of Capucine, a French complicated woman with a perturbing charm, who personifies the tormented icon of the ‘60 and unpredictable choices of the protagonist.
She has inspired the style of Duchess Althea of Vallenberg, the elegant character of the Diabolik cartoon.
The imagination doesn’t stop, but in fact includes all those bold, enigmatic and modern women that you see on the back covers: it’s a powerful suggestion of timeless beauty, a portrait inspiration, unique faces and yet always different, design representations that are able to multiply in many different shapes for different women.
Les Copains: Milan FW18
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Those are personalities that live in dangerous metropolis, as Clerville could have, or in worldly mountain chalets and sometimes in sumptuous saloon where a reception takes place during which, however, the jewels could be stolen.
Along the catwalk, the lightbox style, unfolds the thread of a storytelling, a tale of images in which the changing femininity evolves, and its severity is broken by unexpected and imaginative elements.
The research of outfits with essential pieces are animated by legends of angels, dragons, micro stars, letters and floral embellishments. Neutrals and refined shades like midnight blue, nude and kashà alternate with strong tones like yellow, turquoise and purple. The black is not forgotten. Satin, suede, tulle, lace, fine yarns, stitches, artisan techniques and scarves with monumental fringes. Long pencil skirts, flowing trousers, knitted dresses, maxi cardigans and ribbed micropull.
Alessandro Mariani, CEO of Les Copains, and Stefania Bandiera, Creative Director, are planning the new course of the Italian maison, translating its historic heritage to give it a new contemporary feel. This path is supported by the solid bases of quality and the values of style that have always distinguished the essence of the brand and have been updated by reinterpreting iconic garments from a modern perspective.
The iconic garment that made history for the designer label and expresses the Les Copains manifesto in which past and present meet is the Flag Jacket, a historical emblem from the early sixties that contributed to the fashion maison’s success, quickly becoming the most immediately recognizable symbol. Today, under the innovative and visionary guidance of Stefania Bandiera and Alessandro Mariani, it returns at the center of the FW18 collection. The jacket, iconic in its single-breasted knit version, is a stylish example of the maison’s philosophy: “Our past is our distinctive value on the international scene,” commented Stefania Bandiera, Creative Director.
This heritage-inspired renewal also involves other iconic garments: the cropped vest from the sixties reinterpreted through luxurious embellishments. Past and future meet in the present Les Copains collection and is another chapter in the history of Italian fashion.