COURAGE

The Fall/Winter Collection 2017/18 from MAISONNÉE

Courage is the best remedy for powerlessness. It brings warmth when societal climates become colder -delivering a response when opposing fronts become radical. Courage transforms in a uniquely human way. Courage creates justice. COURAGE is the title of MAISONNOÉE’S new collection.
Outfits lend to the wearer not only elegance and gracefulness but also strength and power. Leather has the effect of giving the wearer an almost second skin. Padding aids the shoulders, a dress made of heavy cashmere brings the wearer into both a proud and upright position The outfits also offer a comfortable retreat, in order to regenerate, to be with oneself –“in a peaceful home, the strength and calm”, what MAISONNOÉE literally means. The successful double layering, warmer fabric and more comfortable cuts are something along the lines of the oversize vest, which suits every article of clothing perfectly.

Leather –which until now has played an important role –has once again a vital part to play. As an example, the luxurious robe, which from the collar to hem is comprised of leather. An exciting mix intertwined smoothly-and suede pants to the eye an over the knee like optic: Coming off as if the wearer has slipped his boots on over skin- tight pants. A key piece of the collection is of course the leather parka.

This is by all means an already electrifying article-it connects one with childhood memories of military imagery as well as certain values such as freedom, authenticity and non-conformism- all conveyed with floral leather prints, sketched from the New York designer Nikki Martinkovic, in actuality a transformation into a completely new type of fashion. The colours of the collection are black, white and classical winter colours. The prints are not in typical winter motif- like style: blooms and flowery branches in cold colours with slightly affected 3-D look, signs of hope and warmer days prohibiting change. New here at MAISONNOÉE is the utilization of golden zippers.

Gold not only provides a degree of higher value, and elegance but is also an eye – not a coincidence is also the fact that gold evokes the sun – it brings in the light allowing for memories of sunny days even during the darkest of periods.

The cuts carry with them the unmistakable markings of: MAISONNOÉE. They are clear and simple and unobtrusive, often carrying with it typical patterns as decorations. All this comes together to give the effect of manageability and unrighteousness. A kind of answer to the disorderly state of the world.