The destination of this BLUEMARBLE season is the California desert, where the collection plays out as an alternative trip: joyous, cosmic, sensory. The dream of encountering Hendrix; the discovery of American pop culture through a French filter. Through a variety of hybrid expressions, the clothes heighten both naiveté and sophistication: denim is covered in swirling airbrush-effect hippie graphics enhanced with strass, while a crisp khaki parka is outlined in contrast grosgrain.
Statement pieces include a workwear ensemble covered in large, embroidered flowers; a jacket in mixed animal print pony hair with laced seams; and skater pants with sequin cuffs. Looks are extroverted to the eye yet relaxed in fit. Clover incrustations appear on everyday shirts and jeans; all-over multicolour stripes add character to organic ribbed jersey. Some embellishments are fun and flamboyant: piercings connecting shirt pieces or inserts of lustrous technical fabric and mesh. Other flourishes are subtle: crisp cotton shirts with hoods instead of collars, or pants finished with a finely raw edge.