Bridges to Paradise

PARIS HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK

For SS16, Patuna was inspired by art and architecture.

Patuna looked toward the great French impressionist Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny for the Patuna SS16 Collection, Bridges to Paradise. It is a place of serenity and beauty while at the same time offering an explosion of natural colour.

For architecture, Patuna was inspired by Paris’s most ornate and extravagant bridge – Alexandre III Bridge. The lamps stand proudly, confident in their power and beauty and shine on the river, bridge and streets.

As architects designed Alexandre III Bridge so as not to inhibit the natural flow of the Seine, Patuna does not use zips or buttons on her designs so as not to inhibit the natural character and flow of fabric.

This collection consists primarily of hand painted silk and organza, and incorporates shapes and looks that are smooth and flowing like the Seine and Giverny Pond.

Strong and structured like the Alexander III Bridge’s supporting pillar foundations and Monet’s ivy-lined home.

It also incorporates touches of complex draping like the tree branches along the Giverny pond and paths.

This collection also incorporates arch forms from the Alexander III Bridge, and Monet’s garden walkway and pond bridge and lines imitating the long, straight and winding footpaths throughout his garden.

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