Parisian designer Louis Gabriel Nouchi presented his AW22/23 menswear collection at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the book “Artificial Paradises” by Charles Baudelaire and one of its modern reflection, now not the same due to the pandemic :Nightclubs.
nightclubs allowed you to escape your daily life: with an atmosphere of warmth, sensuality and unbridled dancing, sometimes crossed with melancholic poetry.
This collection is like the memory of an end of a nightclub outing, when you leave the place sweating, grabbing your huge coat to catch a taxi.
In the nightclub, indoor clothing can be worn outside and vice versa. The collection is a variation of tuxedo jackets, dressing gowns and bodysuits, all played with and mixed with the comfort and sensuality of loungewear. As we spend more time at home than before, pieces inspired by loungewear are treated with the same refinement as evening clothing.
The largest pieces are belted, avoiding buttoning to be adaptable to all morphologies.
The signature slit at the neckline, remains present on the top pieces (jacket, shirt and jersey pieces) and the underwear.
Long side slits on coats, jackets, trousers and shirts reveal the body by freeing up movement, allowing access to the pockets of the garment below and encouraging a play with the clothes.
This season also launches Swimwear for the first time, and marking the return of collaborations, in particular with Hermès Pontet glasses and the outdoor shoes brand Merrell.
Prints & fabrics:
The seasonal print of the collection is based on opium poppies twisted into psychedelic patterns.
From the previous collection, new marbled paper pattern, which is becoming a signature element of the LGN brand, is evoking night dance perspiration through print and important textile developments : digital print on viscose made in Italy, quilted on recycled nylons, devoured on a jersey base and tone-on-tone jacquard knit.
Natural materials that consume less water, such as viscose and wool are favoured with an emphasis on comfort especially with the use of jersey and swimwear in eco nylon fabric.
Always fascinated by the beauty of clothes’ tears, LGN is developing acetate mesh which looks like spun tights.