COUTURE

JANUARY 2021

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THE INSPIRATION

Olivier Theyskens renews the spirit of the Maison Azzaro and unveils the portrait of a man and a woman through a series of reflections and shimmers. Incarnated by the essence of liberty and sensual glamour from the founding years of the Maison, the Couture designs highlight a sober yet fluid line, punctuated by bursts of sparkling crystals. The silhouette defies timelessness playing with subtlety, between notions of simplicity and sophistication. The shine of sequins strewn on the shoulders of the Men’s Tailoring evokes the drops left by the rain, whilst a dense web of tiny metallic scales covers a structured suit with a silver coating. The bodice of a long black dress shines with a sinuous stream of rippling dark crystals.

Tactile materials such as velvet made of silk or lurex bring a carnal feel to draped dresses or oversized suitings. Fitted coatdresses in a jacquard motif are embroidered with interlacing ornaments of platinum shards. Cherished by Loris Azzaro himself, the sequin is used on shimmering oversized jumpsuits as well as on asymmetric slit dresses that embrace the curves of the body. An emblematic signature, the three rings motif is repositioned on the naked back of long sheath dresses with voluminous sleeves. An immaculate cocoon dress made of gathered tulle frills is embroidered on its collar and basque with a crystal constellation. Flirting between reality and oneirism, the collection designed by Olivier Theyskens makes an audacious statement of a forthright vision of the Azzaro woman and man.

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