GUY LAROCHE: Away with Complications !
September 29, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Guy Laroche
Paris, France – This season Guy Laroche wishes to steer us away from what it considers to be the unnecessary complications of fashion. Therefore artistic director Adam Andrascik has decided to create a new body of work with simplicity in mind.
Andrascik opens the show with a super girly ensemble composed of a short, micro skirts form in a large, horizontally placed single wave of material. The look is completed with a simple top with spaghetti straps. The top’s back has a thin, vertical split that reveals just that right touch of skin. These elements reveal the first of the most important recurring elements that would go on to shape the collection. The colors are white, black, green and tans.
From there we see a green anise used. This material is a weaving and reveals hints of the flesh. A sheer material with perpendicularly intersecting lines form small squares on the sheer. This is a second highly recurring element in the fabric. Adam Andrascik uses it to complete the trio elements would be found in the vast majority of the work.
A favorite look of this writer is the super micro dress. Its “bottom half” is shaped like the opening skirt. (The words “bottom half” are written very lightly as there is not much material there.) But the end result is one of a look that is simply irrepressible. Quickly the materials become fully iridescent.
Andrascik wants the trousers at Guy Laroche this season to always be largely cut and are straight. He opens the little skirts partly as if they are unfinished or as if one part just hangs. We see this repeated in several looks. And he uses extremely fine knits in a variety of pieces. Though in all appearance a delicate material, the knits are strong enough to support the pleats that they carry.