Latest Love – Pierre Garroudi

March 26, 2011 § 2 Comments

Haute-couture fashion designer who’s pieces I came across at OFW 2011…

Model – Nala Diagouraga, Pierre Garroudi AW 2011 (London Fashion Week)

Here you have a brilliant example of fashion that is truly worthy of being deemed as a ‘work of art’. These designs actually take my breath away, but I can tell you from experience that seeing them for the first time in photos does not nearly do justice to the effect they  have on their audience.

I first came across this designer a few weeks ago at the Couture Show during Oxford Fashion Week (see previous post). At this show his designs were received with a huge round of applause, the first of the show, demonstrating just how outstanding they are. After doing some research into his earlier work, I just had to share what I found.

Above: Image credit – Ediot

He may not be recognised on a huge scale (yet) but this cutting edge designer has quickly established a signature vision for himself, working each collection around a single colour palette – vibrant turquoises one season, deep violets the next – a seemingly simple element that ties his shows together with such powerful impact.

His recent collections have included a pioneering fabric-folding technique, similar to origami, which results in his pieces taking on a 3-Dimensional form. The intricate skill required to produce masterpieces such as these is unbelievable – this extravagant use of colour teamed with the elaborate and unique textures and materials in his designs places his creativity in a whole new league. His work has continued to evolve over the seasons, in my eyes becoming more and more innovative and exceptional – I cannot wait to see what he comes up with next.

If you’d like to know more about his processes and what goes on at his studios and gallery then there is a great interview with the designer himself, which you can read here. I will definitely be keeping an eye out as his work progresses; a slight obsession has been born.

In the meantime you can see more on his website or alternatively on his blog, where I discovered today that some of my images from the Couture Show have been featured!

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§ 2 Responses to Latest Love – Pierre Garroudi

  • amy coco lee says:

    love his designs
    i am a great fan of pierre
    dior should let him design for dior house

    • zoe-lower says:

      i completely agree, i cant give his designs enough praise.
      i see that you have worked with him, that must have been an amazing experience, i had a look at your website and it looks great, get in touch if you would ever be interested in collaborating on a shoot

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