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.