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Paris, France – Gyunel Couture makes its debut in Paris with its couture collection for Fall Winter 2017/18. Names ! Names ! Names ! is what is about when seeking to achieve a splash during Paris’s haute couture week. And so Gyunel has done it up big time with its enviable guest list that included the actress and former model Marisa Berenson, fashion icon Christina Pitanguy and Lanvin’s newly appointed artistic director, Olivier Lapidus. The house even brought in supermodel Petra Nemcova to portray one of the most compelling themes in the collection.
Gyunel Couture takes inspiration from George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece book, “1984”, and “Equilibrium” by Kurt Wimmer. Even Luc Besson’s “Lucy” inspires the work. These books and movies are woven together into a visually cohesive story thanks to the couturier’s play on materials. They include silks, twisted bugle embellishments and structured translucent organza with visible loose metallic threads woven with jacquard. The color palette moves very quickly from dark to more optimistic colors, which symbolize the hope of a brighter future.
Geometric forms are extremely present in the collection. They are found at the bust, the sides, the help to build the structure of the piece’s architectural. They are even represented in the organza through the metallic threads in the collection.