Alexandre Blanc autumn winter 2020 2021 collection
There autumn winter 2020 2021 collection by Alexandre Blanc proposes femininity seen through an artistic gaze, renewing also for the next season, as he had already done in the previous one, the combination of art and fashion, which can now be defined as its characteristic.
The designer’s approach is pictorial thanks to the prints he creates starting from real paintings that he creates himself, and then send them to Italy, in order to have them reproduced on the fabrics. This creates an effect of great realism which gives the feeling that the brush strokes have been applied directly to the clothes.
Furthermore, inspiration also always comes from the world of art and, in this particular case, from the work of the post-impressionist artist Édouard Vuillard. Her “Woman with striped dress” has translated into the zebra print which represents a recurring element in the autumn-winter 2020 2021 collection.
The look that opens the collection is a masculine-inspired suit with a striped shirt, a vest with thick braids and high-waisted trousers with pleats. This is contrasted by the great femininity of the balloon skirt which introduces the zebra print in rust and ivory tones, combined with a jacket-gown in salt and pepper tweed, with a deep neckline edged with lace, which is one of Blanc’s distinctive signs.
This jacket is also developed as a shawl collar wrap-dress that describes very sensual and markedly vintage femininity. The shirtdresses are printed with a tribal pattern or made bright by bright earth tones for a single-color look.
The silk wrap-dress cannot be missing from a collection of the French designer who designs it with the characteristic slit in evidence that allows you to glimpse the underlying lace or the painted prints: a contrasting overskirt emphasizes this game, also creating an effect of ” fake “complete. But the full top and wrap skirt is actually present and also in this case “pretends” to be a dress.
The very essential knitwear is a novelty in this collection and is enriched by jewel buttons made by Goossens, as a decorative buttoning on one shoulder or finishing along the décolleté. Finally, the zebra print returns, but in the light blue and emerald combination, to be used as a contrasting section on the wrap-dresses or as a front panel for the lace-trimmed slip-dresses and still a sensual crossed top.