So acute is the necessity to stand back and rediscover what is essential, in a world saturated with references, information, images and sound, at times suffocated by superfluous. Natural materials, simple volumes and sensual sobriety inspired from Far-eastern pureness... On an snow-capped peaks background, here's a natural and design choice, beneficial to spiritual well-being.
1. Mont Rose refuge in the Swiss Alps : a perfect synthesis of technology, design and nature 2. Minimalistic comfort, bouclette wool sailor sweater, Guy Laroche, 1964 3. Croatia-born Damir Doma's radical, quadi-monastic amplitude focuses on superimposition and balance
1. Wrapping jersey, Hermès 2. Rolled edges short sleeves, all in light shades, Patrick Ervell SS11 3.Multi-layers comfort and ease, Dior Homme, fall 11-12 4. Quilted cashmere coat, leather hooded jacket and quilted leather hooded vest, by Matthew Ames, seen in ''Encens'' magazine 2011
Rediscovering the time immemorial perfection of universal wraps... Round and supple, sensual and protective, they are reinterpreted on smooth, detail-free volumes, ready to be superimposed. A radically simple and fair measure, heading straight to the essential: all at once soft, functional, elegant and comfortable.Natural design
1. Squared flannel on a modernist architecture background, Margarett Howell fall 11-12 2. ''Float'' cork lamp by Benjamin Hubert 3. Compensated clog, TenOverSix 4. 'Silver lake'' wood, steel and flannel wool couch by Patricia Urquiola 5.Clinical pureness dressed in Nature, with coconut-husk string, Aesop store by March Studio, Singapore
Barely transformed, natural materials get a odern look, with pure, radical lines : a reworked, rustic design, chic and sensual.Wild soft
1. Céline AW 11-12 2. Seed beads style foal, Dona Karan pre-fall 11 3. Hans J. Wegne’s ''Flag halyard chair'', primitive and design fur armchair 4. Fox earmuffs glasses, Alexander Wang AW 11-12
In-between wildlife snow furs and mineral mimicry, combined with true contemporary shapes, the wild and rough are tamed into clear and cosy spirits.