By Shandrolyn Bell, NYC Bureau Chief
Photos Courtesy of Agnès B.
Paris, France – Agnès B. stays true to her signature bohemian style with the presentation of her house’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The eclectic collection is a mishmash of trends that will surely please her loyal fans.
Agnes B. organized the show at famed Pavilion Ledoyen, just off of the Champs-Elysées. For the occasion of her event, she had it rendered completely black with heavy drapes and lit with trusses. The setting was stripped down to its natural visage with lots of natural sun light that passed quietly through the billowing voile and the endless amounts of champagne accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres being passed. The music complimented the tone of the collection.
The vision behind the collection is definitely a tribute to Jamaica and the French Coast — not only via the music but in the array of the fashion. A heavy nod to punk and grunge is also noted. “Le Style” plays with black and white, yet flirts with soft washed khaki mixed with corals and blues. Several colorful artistic collaborations are incorporated. Bertrand Loubé’s work is infused with a bold, geographic print maxi dress. Street Artist Lek et Sowat uses graffiti print on a skirt. Jonone, a Harlem (NY) raised artist contributed a gritty splatted pattern that is used on bomber jackets, shirts, pants, and shorts.
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