July 20, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Régis Colin
Paris, France – Fall/Winter 2015/16 sees couturier Axelle Migé exploring very personal and private themes that affected the life of artist Louise Bourgeois. The artist’s life was made conflicted due to an overbearing father who wished for the son he never had instead of the daughter who was born unto him.
The French couturier confronts head-on the vision of the Coppélia Pique collection in an attempt to display a rebellious woman. This woman is open, free-spirited, yet a tomboy. On this Bourgeois once stated, “In fact I try to repair everything, my emotions are my demons… For me the sculpture is the body. My body is the sculpture”.
Migé interprets this with a concession of white augmented with tones of blue and red. The architectural dominance is rarely interrupted by fluidity. And many pieces in the collection enjoy the benefits of origami-like, handmade applications.
Though this is a very honourable start to a career in couture, Ms. Migé will simply have to adapt a rigorous eye that is more attentive to the finishing touches in each piece. For example, one can easily see botched hemlines and linings in several pieces.
Couture clients EXPECT and DEMAND more. And after all, couture is nothing if not the arduous and eternal search for perfection and the very strictest application of superior technique !