FRANCK SORBIER: Folie Douce
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February 2, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Piero Biaison
Paris, France – The grand couturier Franck Sorbier has planned a season of delights for us and that are axed in a spirit of air, and softness. His new collection for Spring/Summer 2017 takes its inspiration from three who are artists in their own right.
Georges Zipélius, Murakami Saburo and Adolpe Braun are they whose work have influenced Franck Sorbier ‘s latest creations. In the 19th Century, Zipélius worked to create memorable floral textile designs, while Braun’s photographic art immortalized flower. Today we see bold, yet floral design prints invading Sorbier’s silk muslin and silk organza. And of course some of the materials have been treated to special hand painting techniques that have been mastered by Sorbier’s ateliers. We even find cultured pearls included among the subtle embellishments.
The delicate materials move freely from the waist downwards of the silhouettes, while a light compression of some of the materials are seen in certain bodices. They are each introduced in a performance inspired by Murakami’s performance using paper. The silhouettes are light, airy and move with the slightest kinetic movement. As the prints appear on such light materials, one has the impression that they are moving on their own.
This performance that Franck Sorbier perfected to our delight was made all the more special thanks to the cast of young “models”. These special guests whose average age appears to be around 4 joined the adults on stage, helped to instore a sweetness and tenderness to the world of haute couture.