Paule Ka opens a new chapter with a definitive first stroke on a clean slate for Fall-Winter 2018, one that reads as a bridge thrown between heritage and future.
To best serve this renewal and to ensure a creative transition that stays true to the Parisian house while developing a new perspective of luxury today, Xavier Marie, new owner of the brand, has called upon Serge Ca jfinger, founder of Paule Ka to manage a transition and build a new creative era cemented around the ateliers and a renewed studio team. Underlying any of the creations are the crafts that give Paule Ka its indomitable spirit, today as much as 30 years ago.
In fashion as in architecture, a perennial source of inspiration, the driving force is the line, always the line. In a garment, it translates as a readily legible outline in which materials echo volumes, an alchemy between object and body. Everywhere, tension between geometric and organic shapes can be found. Rigorous cuts and shapes form a dialog with the softness of feather elements and draping.
Playing with lengths becomes the by-word of modernity itself, a discreet reminder of feminine emancipation through movement. Long or short, dresses are expressions of their wearer: a spirited soul in a trapeze dress decked in asymmetrical bows, a femme fatale in silk lamé, all glamorous informality in a shapely pair of trousers.
The season’s muse is dual, equally Diane Keaton and Diana Ross: intellectual but never pedantic, a diva but never without self- deprecation. A woman of many facets, rather than an out-of-reach goddess, she inhabits her life and her garments. In them can be read the irreverence of a supremely elegant lean silhouette paired with triumphant, scene-stealing femininity. The first page of a new chapter, Fall 2018 is the manifesto of the Paule Ka spirit.