Minus the “Costume by” moniker — Julie de Libran expanded her lineup for spring, providing a extra full wardrobe proposition and partnered with storied Parisian material makers, utilizing their deadstock.
In a Zoom preview, the designer mentioned she had realized how fortunate she was to be in Paris throughout lockdown, and that had pushed her to forge such collaborations in celebration of French craftsmanship. Her video, shot by Sonia Sieff in de Libran’s dwelling and across the metropolis with mannequin Camille Rowe, mirrored that Paris woman life-style.
With Chanel-owned lingerie maker Erès, she crafted lace leggings, crop tops and bodysuits from leftover lace made in workshops which have since closed down, including to the rarity issue. These have been used to create a barely there second pores and skin that was layered underneath a spread of attire and separates, including an up to date boudoir model to the lineup — best for when staying in is the brand new going out.
For the girly woman, there was a core of fluid attire and top-and-skirt combos in printed silks, dressing gown-like wrap attire with flared sleeves — in black velvet or a floral jacquard silk — and allover silver sequined shifts for extra occasional put on.
With bespoke shirtmaker Charvet, the designer partnered to craft striped shirtdresses, a button-fronted solar gown and a cropped jacket with lined buttons, including a crisp, recent contact.
This androgynous really feel was reiterated by means of double-breasted jacket attire, supplied in examine materials or double-faced blue cashmere. These have been designed to be worn as super-short minidresses, or open over a shirtdress and people lace leggings, for instance, for a extra informal model.
To finish the look, there have been jewellery items made by Goossens, additionally owned by Chanel, in vermeil and set with semi-precious stones that de Libran repurposed from items she not wears in her private assortment. Gathered on a visit to India, the stones have been a becoming addition to her sustainably minded assortment.