Creative Director Alithia Spuri-Zampetti imagined a journey through Paule Ka’s workshops, recreated at the Palais de Tokyo in four conversing spaces. The Paule Ka Fall 2016 collection, both precise and contemporary, introduces new volumes and sophisticated fabrics for wardrobe is designed for today’s women.
“For this collection, I was simply inspired by the Ateliers. When I first arrived at Paule Ka, I discovered that the House had workshops with such a level of excellence. This was so beautiful we simply had to tell this story » said Spuri-Zampetti.
For the Paule Ka Fall 2016 collection, geometric pattern are a reminder of the ’60s inspiration, a key element throughout the brand’s history. Wool jacquard, squared neoprene or technical wool build here a new series of daywear pieces, from a duffle coat with emphasized proportions and a fabric-embroidered buckle, to these trapeze jackets and skirts, a familiar shape for Paule Ka. On a leather coat, the edges have been painted, outlining and modernizing the look. See-through organza tops, as light as the wind, are also contrasted with black piping.
Silk jacquard, printed satin, embroideries and lace… Eveningwear by Paule Ka reveals itself in all its glory. The trompe l’oeil is the last theme of this journey. Numerous layers of pleated lace have been placed on top of each other then scanned. This unexpected print is used on dresses, suggested in three different lengths, or on voluminous evening coats. Sophisticated embroideries were also printed on the fabric.