Christine Phung Fall 2014: An Escape to the Mountains

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From the press notes:

“Everyday life diverts us from the important things…” – Charlotte Perriand

Christine Phung has created a character around which to base her Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection: that of a girl from a mountain on a dark night, under a canopy of stars.

As she weaves through the trees, cloaked in powdery snow, she becomes dazed by her own speed, aware of the elements around her – rock, snow, ice, stars, the forest itself – enveloping her. The lines in the snow cut through the landscape and she is overwhelmed by the sharp contrast of the heat from her own body and the bitter cold that ripples over her skin.

In her delirium she no longer knows if she is falling or flying, whether the slopes are cabin rooves or springboards from which to soar, if the light she sees comes from a fireplace or a blaze glowing from the other side of the mountain. She has lost consciousness, floating in a sweet slumber.

In her search for freedom through this internal reflection, she wears a patchwork of appliquéd cashmere wool, sparkling crystals which mimic the glistening snow, woven jacquard representing the snow-covered mountains combined with feathers and snowflake lace, while pleated dresses digitally printed with wild flames from her imagination.

Photos courtesy of Christine Phung

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