La Metamorphose. Clairs-Obscurs Spring Summer 2023 Couture Collection during Haute Couture Week.
As Vincent van Gogh once said: The world is a giant eye, staring back at the stars. When it tires, it closes its lids - just as I am doing now - and gives way to dreams, which is why the night is so much more mysterious than the day. The night and its beauty are the inspiration for today's collection. The mystery hidden in the stars, the darkness that is the beginning of the day, the magic of the moon illuminating our lives and souls giving respite after a day full of duties and hope for a better tomorrow. The world needs hope, light and love. As we can see in the metaphor of fireflies, light-bearing insects, which really belong to darkness, mean that each of us can be a light in the darkness. Our world is the beauty of the day but also the mystery and magic of the night. Our lives are filled with both the light and the dark side but both of them form who we really are
The collection consists of 20 models. The beginning of the collection are black and white models of a cocktail set supplemented with hand-made organza flowers, a tuxedo and a black and white set with hand-sewn pearl patterns. Models of grey, crystal dresses supplemented with ostrich and swan feathers. An additional element are handbags made of feathers which are complemented with stones. From shades of grey we move to sparkling navy blues in this pantsuit with silk chiffons complemented by floral appliqus. Mint greens appear in the collection, complemented by ostrich sleeves and hand-made 3D applications in floral forms and champagne gold like the rising sun. The culmination of the collection is the final dress made of silver lace with embroidery designed by La Metamorphose made in Atelier Lesage. There are 3D butterflies in delicate organza and beads and crystal appliqus in a floral design. Butterflies gently touch the shoulder as if they had awakened to a new life after a night full of magic and mystery. The final dress refers to the Lady of the Night, which brings hope and love, making us look forward to the next day. A day that will be the beginning of a beautiful new path. The dress is made of 40 metres of Mikado and 30 metres of lace with luminous crystals. The collection also includes Solstiss lace, Goutarel tulles and silk chiffons.
Text and Photo: Press La Metamorphose