Coccinelle SS 2018: Face of Nations
A face etched by a multiethnic, look that speaks myriad languages, but which belongs to just one photograph, a daughter of multiculturalism.
Face of Nations is a story of journeys and experiences, a portrait of freedom and independence, a melting pot contingent just one ingredient: the world.
Afro Beat in the City is free, unconfined way to mix influences of African folks culture with the revolutionary avant-garde of the twentieth-century West. Allin the name of freedom of expression against all stereotypes. An impression of swing, rhythm and sound that resonate in icon Coccinelle creations such as Ambrine and Arlettis, covered in unexpected materials and colours. Rattan, ethnic patterns, bold fasting, zig zags, prints and embroidery blend just like on an imaginary totem pole. Materiality and craftsmanship merge, transforming very bag into a decorative self-statements offsite and identity.
Frais et spontané boast gentle somatic traits, drawing inspiration from distant lands with more delicate undertones, the subtle shades of wild flowers and the freshness of meadow dew.
Colours, nuances and prints offer a gentle, unexpected femininity and lightness, both authentic and contemporary. An air of romanticism barely implied by pastel suedes and two-tone lace details. Coccinelle steps out of the leather comfort zone, dabbling in new materials, using textiles and rattan, aspiring to become a mini picnic hamper for the city.
And to finish, a fruit print with its very own childishness makes the range yet more ironic and sophisticated, embellished sport nylon as much as the entire accessories range in the form of scarves, jewellery and hats.
It is all about women. Everything begins with the two women who now head up Coccinelle’s creative team. All of their designs have function before form, fulfilling a modern woman’s ant stands. Every bag holds every woman’s emotions.
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