FOR­EIGN FLO­RALS

Prestige Hong Kong - - AGENDA -

De­sign­ers know all about the power of a good flower, and they know where to go for in­spi­ra­tion. The warm, trop­i­cal cli­mates of many of these Trump-slated coun­tries make fer­tile ground for colour­ful flora and fauna. African boubou fab­rics have in­spired many de­sign­ers through the years, re­cently serv­ing as stim­u­lus for Car­ven’s Cre­ative Di­rec­tor, Serge Ruffieux, who rein­ter­preted Madame Car­ven’s ini­tial ren­der­ings of the African cloth in the house’s haute cou­ture ar­chives. Whether or not such prints serve sim­ply as stim­uli or find them­selves ap­pro­pri­ated (an is­sue for an­other is­sue), it’s clear that Third World coun­tries can of­fer enor­mous artis­tic in­spi­ra­tion.

IS­ABEL MARANT ÉTOILE

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