Face in the crowd
Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver designed each of their pieces to match the personality of the model who wore it in Paris. Their point? To create a personalised collection that rebels against the “anonymity of a world globalised by the internet.” Animal prints were mixed with mesmerising colours, such as a cerise leather jacket worn over a shirt with pink tiger stripes and green and pink zig- zags. The sombre part of the show revealed a new silhouette for coats: the kimono. Made from a single piece of fabric, the lined trench coat came in beige and black. The closing pieces were abstract: shirts and tops displayed monochrome Picasso- like emblems. Perhaps the point was ironic— faceless images in a collection made to be personal.