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FRANCK SORBIER HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

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FRANCK SORBIER HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

Initially startling, the molded bustiers in the Spring/Summer 2012 collection from¬†Franck Sorbier¬†gives off a trompe l’oeil effect. Liquid latex? Body paint? Indeed no, these are resin molds. The models float through the space as antiquated sculptural art. Strategically gathered and draped fabrics burst out from these colored, textured, designed bustiers simulating skin — albeit shining, laquered skin, but natural in the form. These pieces are literally the natural shape of the model carrying the design.

Raw, feathered hems and edges blur the lines of these garments like a slightly out of focus aged photograph. Yet even if each model seems to have stepped out of bygone era, the collection is at the same time absolutely modern. This is no retro influenced collection, instead, it carries the aura of history without specifically going there, to a particular time or place.

Article by Amy Tabarly

Photography by Jodie Talbot for XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine”

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