This collection retraces the journey of womanhood through various textile explorations and a conversation between past and present. The silhouettes are inspired by the designer’s childhood collection of porcelain dolls and imagining the women they would turn into.
The recurrent play on the traditional Toile de Jouy textile refers to the détournement of past narratives, and using past objects to reflect on contemporary issues.
She uses the characters of the toile de Jouy as separate comical heroes in the form of laminated sequins.
One of the main pieces of the collection is the Conversations Jacket, that is made out of hand dyed toile de Jouy. The Jacket was embroidered with the beautiful words of Maya Angelou from her poem Phenomenal Woman, which has been translated in parts to French and Arabic. This embroidery was created with artisan Sandra Dufour in the context of a collaboration with the Institut des Métiers d’Arts in Paris.
The “Conversations” jacket was chosen to be displayed at the Institute’s gallery, as well as the 2018 Parsons New York Benefit.
This unique blouse was created in the context of a collaboration between Parsons Paris and the prestigious fabric manufacturer Dormeuil in 2018.
This piece was inspired by a classmate, Huiyang Zhang, and her longing for fashion that combines volume, comfort and quirk.
Visual inspirations vary between key elements of menswear and sportswear. The textile was respectfully hand painted to maintain the typical Dormeuil feel but interpreted differently on the sleeves, using printed organza panels over the pinstripes. Huiyang’s personal photography was used as a tile for the print development.
ENFANT ÉGARÉ (E) CAPSULE COLLECTION
Photographer: Laura Karam
Makeup/Styling: Nour Sassine
Model: Nour Saliba
This ready to wear capsule collection reflects on the eclectic readings of the color Pink, somewhere between childhood and adulthood. A woman’s “pink references” are personal and subjective, not to mention ephemeral.
This collection shows a monochrome approach featuring different textile treatments. The fabrics were hand-dyed in specific shades of pink; and all the under-shirts were painted using custom-made stencils.
Le Flaneur reflects on the designer’s experiences living between Beirut, Paris and New York City, and how the weaving of three cultures has enriched her vision.
It is inspired by the idea of movement. Movement is here seen as the changing of physical locations, as well as the shift in mindset when exploring new territory. This idea is complimented by the Flaneur character, who originated during the era of Dandyism, and is known to wander without purpose, observing and analyzing social behavior.
This is a unisex collection made from recuperated materials from all three cities, featuring various types of weaving. The Flaneur overalls and top were created out of custom made looms that were laser-cut into pattern pieces.The trousers were made from vintage denim, and silk neckties, at the same time referring to the deconstruction of mainstream workwear, and as a play on the Dandy attire.