With each new collection, we want to renew the language of our print. Then Hanri Gabriel start with some techniques he didn’t use yet and do some test and try. For this collection we started from my obsession to travel on an tropical island. I think because of the fact that we spend all our time in the studio. This island is an island of our fantasy. There is also this song of Jacques Brel Une Ile, that could be a soundtrack for the collection “An Island An island off hope Where men would not be afraid And sweet and quiet as your mirror an island Claire as Easter morning Offering ocean languor In each wave siren come Come my love There would be much these crazy Who tell us to be wise ”.
It works in general rather impressionistic collages by our desires. We wanted a drawn line. Something more childish but would be more serious as a child can be. Hawaii is because this is the first island that make our dreams awake. But it is a fantasized Hawaii, not realized. It would be the glamorous decadent and melancholic tourists of this inner dreams. There is the gentle color then, the delicacy of some e
mbroidery. For the fabrics I choose to mixe different textures and some really soft polyester, beside the coton. We introduced as well some textiles from a French Factory. There are also other song that accompanies the collection, Over the Rainbow performed by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Hawaiian singer, “The Gentle Giant. » and the song of Barbara, my favorite french singer Barbara, Les Voyages. I guess in this collection there is the resonance of this 3 songs and a child drawing of a Palmstree.
(Text by Tata Christiane)