Visiting for only a couple days during Paris Fashion Week, I was excited to have the opportunity to attend the Peet Dullaert show for Spring 2016. Held at the Atelier Néerlandais on October 2nd, the collection stayed true to Peet Dullaert’s vision of creating clothes that ‘highlight the striking elegance of the body with contemporary reality’. His silhouettes continued to enhance and complement the body to ‘allow a freedom of movement’ that is both modern and practical.
Inspired by the Cloisonné vases of the Meiji period (circa 1900) the looks had clean/strong silhouettes which contrasted well with the pastel shades, and delicate look and fluid movement of the fabrics.
Below are 4 of my favorite looks from this Peet Dullaert collection. Also inspired by Crane birds, the first two images below show this reference in an intriguing way via abstract wings design detail on the waist.
A strong feature of this collection was Peet Dullaert’s innovative use of techno-plissé fabrics as in the image above(neckline and hem) and below. Whether it was used to contrast and complement other fabrications and design details of a look, or used as a dominant design element; the techno-plissé detail always added another layer of movement and texture to the piece.
Images courtesy of Peet Dullaert