Paris based Belgian designer Cédric Charlier presented his Fall-Winter 2019 at Paris Fashion Week. This season, the collection was rich in contrasts – between metal and feathers, masculine and feminine, sophisticated and urban, city and nature, dream and reality. All define the overall mood of the collection.
The designer’s signature masculine inspired silhouettes were juxtaposed to a more sophisticated, feminine wardrobe, and softness was added to straight lines and boxy cuts. The collection was inspired by birds as symbols of freedom and spirituality. Dresses were printed with a design featuring doves, parakeets, and swallows.
Geometric shapes, architectural prints and metallic details on straps, belts and accessories were inspired by the city, while bird prints and soft airy ostrich feather details were inspired by nature. The use of feathers experimented on daytime looks.
Outerwear was key this season in the form of cotton trench coats, short leather jackets or oversized puffers. Colours were a palette of sky blue and navy mixed with grey and caramel, with flashes of red on a pleated dress or skirt. Flat pointed leather shoes teamed the looks, some worn with leather leggings – making them look like thigh-high boots.
Paintings by English Romantic painter William Turner inspired the use of sky blues, as seen in the monochrome or tie-dye looks, leather pieces and sweaters.
Images curtesy of Cédric Charlier Press office