ALAÏA DEBUT EDITIONS COLLECTION FILM
Each look is a recreation of an original by the designer, taken from work spanning the years between 1981and 2017.
December 2, 2020
As an expression of Alaïa’s modernity, the new Editions collection embodies sensuality and strength with a selection of 30 classic looks taken from existing designs created by the legendary Tunisian-born designer.
The initial selection idea came from Carla Sozzani, who is the president of the Fondation Alaïa, which controls Azzedine’s archives and his unique private collection of fashion and design objects.
Among the featured pieces are a long black body-contoured knit dress from Summer 1993; a deconstructed jacket from Summer 1990 worn with a flared skirt from Summer 2008; a crisp white poplin shirt from Summer 1986 paired with a corresponding skirt from Summer 1987. Another look from 2013 is made in a 3D tightly woven jacquard knit that captures the purity of his style and references silhouettes from the Spanish Masters paintings he so admired. While fans can also enjoy some of his classic leopard prints, a look the designer immortalized in his work.
“Each item has a special label with the date and the season and the year. We think it’s a good way to keep the integrity of his work and see how timeless it is. Like a great full, large coat I have from 1988 that Azzedine created but never produced after. So we put it in Editions,” laughed Sozzani.