LONDON – Lockdown has solely made Stephen Jones fall extra in love with Paris, a metropolis that’s been a second dwelling for nearly 40 years following collaborations with Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana and Azzedine Alaïa.
Jones isn’t making many cross-Channel journeys nowadays, however that hasn’t dampened his inventive impulse, or his love for France. The designer is collaborating in London’s digital trend week, with a 15-minute movie that exhibits him, collectively along with his group, making the fall-winter 2021 assortment referred to as “French Kiss” – a salute to the nation’s female mystique.
“C’est mon amour de la France,” says the designer within the movie, the place he exhibits off trendy creations together with a Napoleonic bicorn with a gently undulating rim; a lineup of darkish roses arching gently over the nostril; a satin beret and delicate, feathery designs impressed by Audrey Hepburn in “My Truthful Girl,” and the Bluebell dancers on the Lido in Paris.
The black-and-white images of Henry Clarke impressed one design that appears as if it’s able to fly away: it’s a black bowler hat with pheasant feathers like