The Summer Collection 2017 from MAISONNÉE
Having arrived is a lot like being happy: Everyone wants it, but when it seems so far away, it is hardly ever treasured. Being on the move often corresponds to being more aware. In this regard, the way is the goal. Only the journey counts. What becomes clear as a result, is how strong the return of the foreign has changed the return home, how the much the biography of the seen and experienced is formed. Also exciting naturally is the location in which one arrives-bringing not only his own architecture into play but the room itself should offer up all the images, ideas and memories that one has gathered during ones travels. It is the location of having to sort-out and find; the location where the foreign and the familiar come into being. It is the location where one arrives. ARRIVÉE is the name of the new collection from MAISONÉE.
The dominant colours-sand, praline, off-white, and black-all a reminder of beaches, far-away lands, of white washed houses on the ocean or the black sand of volcano islands. They also find themselves caught amidst the façade of new buildings straight out of history, the MAISONEE which during the last few months has been based in Berlin, or on the floor of local showrooms, which, for restricted rebuilding purposes, should not be altered.
Silk is the reigning material used for the collection, often utilized in liaison with leather, material which virtually results in the comprising of both the earthly and tangible.
Something along the lines of a bomber jacket made from Shantung, leather collars and cuffs. An above-all thrilling combination: Wild silk which is used in many countries as festive garbs, are transformed here into something which is both easy and suitable for daily use.
The utilization of leather which has in the past played an important role, has been expanded in the new collection- almost only washable leather is used. As a result only the most impressive leather catches the eye as well as pleated leather, a signature of MAISONÉE.
For the first time ever, lace has been used. Together with silk, it is selectively utilized for the neckline, evoking an association with Negligées, the most feminine of all outfits for home use. French lace gives a thrilling performance here with the Basilique outfit, one is drawn to curvy lines over the silhouette, complimented by silk, as if viewing the wearer in the nude. The cut is both simple and feminine, often classical, some of them as result of being the next step in the development of the ISLAND and MORROCCO collection. Souvenirs from past journeys who have been influenced by the new domiciles, having been covered and modified.
MAISONNÉE, its arrival, is above all a homage. Not only because the label has moved into its new house and according to its wishes, altered, or because its arrival is set in the name itself.