S/S 19

She is overwhelming and thrilling. She encourages and seduces. She lets you feel alive and speaks to all senses: PASSION, like the title of the new MAISONNOÉE collection. When is passion starting to inspire our actions? Very soon, when the child dedicates itself completely to one thing and the teenager forgets everything sourrounding. Like Zoé, the 10-year-old daughter of the designer, sitting for hours over the sketches which are finally realized by Sophie Oemus in the kids collection. And like Ellen, the 13-year-old girl who is unifying all the things she likes the most in her drawings which are therefore serving as the main print for Zoé’s designs. The other part of passion, the one relating to desire and eroticism, is represented by pieces of the womenswear collection. Pleated skirts and bodies with transparent net lace are showing skin but are still covering what wants so be discovered. Nude colored silk creates associations to naked bodies. Close fitting leather pants outline silhouettes. One keypiece is the full-lenght black dress where from hips downwards v-shaped stripes alternate in their materiality between leather and tulle.

Strength and softness, temperament and temptation.