Left: Choker by Loewe. Right: Eloïse wears Body by Veronique Leroy and Skirt Lutz Huelle.
Left: Marylou wears Coat by Veronique Leroy, Dress by Lutz Huelle and Earring by Eddie Borgo. Right: Jo wears Dress by Carine Gilson and Boots by Marc Jacobs.
Eloïse wears knickers by Ann-Sofie Back, Shirt by Antoni Ortega, Coat by Burberry from Vintage Clothing Paris, Socks by Falke, Shoes by Loewe and Earrings by Justine Clenquet.
Left: Mary wears Knickers by Carine Gilson, Top by Narciso Rodriguez and Skirt by Veronique Leroy. Right: Earring by J.W. Anderson.
Left: Mary wears Coat by Icosae, Tights by Falke and Shoes by J.W. Anderson. Right: Jo wears Dress by Jacquemus, Earrings and Rings by Saskia Diez.
Left: Marylou wears Shirt by Anne Sofie Madsen, Coat by Métamorph'Ose/Phyléa, Earring by Y/Project. Right: Jo wears Dress by Jacquemus, Earrings and Rings by Saskia Diez.
Left: Eloïse wears Skirt and Jacket by Comme des Garçons from Vintage Clothing Paris. Jo holds Bag by Eddie Borgo. Right: Earrings by Charlotte Chesnais.
Left: Mary wears Skirt by Comme des Garçons from Vintage Clothing Paris and Top by Jacquemus.
Left: Mary wears Skirt Comme des Garçons from Vintage Clothing Paris, Top worn underneath by Ainur Turisbek, crop Top by Lutz Huelle, Stockings by Métamorph'Ose/Phyléa and Bag by Christian Dior. Right: Glove by Loewe.
And the light came from her body, and the night went through her grace, all summer long she touched me, and I knew her, I knew her face to face. – Leonard Cohen
Through exposed seams and raw edges, designers such as Martin Margiela, Rei Kawakubo or Ann Demeulemeester broke established boundaries and reinterpreted fashion with the Le Destroy movement. Intentional efforts to present unfinished forms gave the illusion of half-done garments, thus showing what wasn’t supposed to be shown and opening a radical space where design and anti-design coexist.
Deconstruction uncovers modernity: unconventional body types, different shapes, self-acceptance with real and honest beauty. In 2016, female beauty stereotypes are being rejected, thanks to the women empowerment and alternative visualisation of femininity.
Inspired by the touching lyricism of Leonard Cohen, photographer Sabine Mirlesse and PETRIe Fashion Director, Samia Giobellina, are showing what used to be hidden, exposing taboos and portraying body-positivity, underlining the evolution of beauty, along the intricate lines of visual and cultural politics of the body.