PARIS, Jul 1, 2014/ — For Spring/Summer 2015, Jean Paul Gaultier looked into his own archives and re-interpreted himself! Case in point: the Dripping Daisies, with flowers as a firework on a black background, which is a re-interpretation of a 1995 dress.
And for some fun, Gaultier added Pierre & Gilles with their famous portrait.
Titled “MEMPHIS”, the collection is a juxtaposition of strong colors plays a graphical game. Block colors are clashing in a bold attitude with the sophistication of the lace –“trompe l’oeil ” polka dot – or the happy prints of the season:
-The Dripping Daisies, as already mentioned above.
-The Egyptian, with hieroglyphs treated like a comic strip, where pharaohs are wearing kilts and Breton tops and the cartouches are turned into textile labels.
The Memphis spirit, already inspiring the color cards, can also be found in the geometrical cuts of clothes worn in superposition, like aprons worn with carrot pants.
Corsetry lacing is used in a sporty way for a bondage effect on pants legs or bombers jackets sleeves, the sailor stripe is displayed on jersey patchwork on tops or shirts, whilst the kilts are worn “Summer Style”, open on the front and tied at the waist.
For the evening, the hieroglyphs “get embedded” in studs, or invade the smoking scarf of a naked back top.
Photos by Gregoire Alexandre courtesy of Jean Paul Gaultier