Since her arrival at Paule Ka in July, and before presenting the first Fall 2017 collection in March during Paris Fashion Week, Alithia Spuri-Zampetti reinterprets the style of the French house with a Capsule Collection. The brand has linked with luxury e-tailer Moda Operandi to showcase the first designs from its new creative director.
The black and white, the bold colour mix, the graphic details, the ‘60s, the bow, the couture volumes, the trapeze dress, the dress for every occasion, from day to evening, are the iconic staples of Paule Ka’s woman wardrobe. For this Capsule Collection, the new creative director has updated these pieces in a contemporary way, maintaining the unique and recognisable style of the house, taking a first step towards the creation of a new vocabulary for the brand.
The bow, symbol of the house, is still present but re-thought as a tie, as a fabric insert that creates an optical illusion or as an accent on accessories. The ruffle has also been reworked, piped on a trapeze dress, inserted on a plastron of a jacket or on a bag handle, to give a preppy touch to the everyday pieces. Touches of graphic colour in the form of sewn-in borders or belts cut and frame the silhouettes.
The rich fabrics, double-face satin duchesse, superfine habotai silk, Italian lace worked with encrusted selveges and organza-like cotton define new sculptural proportions and create lightness. The gemstone colours: cobalt, ruby and topaz, are used in combination with the always present black and white. A ‘deconstructed’ petal motif is offered in a variety of colours and weights, from crepe to popeline for day, and from silk to brocade for evening.
The Paule Ka Capsule collection will soon be available in the Paule Ka Boutiques and in selected stores.
Shop the collection here.