Paco Rabanne, French fashion’s “enfant terrible”, and his futuristic chainmail looks that made the Basque designer famous back in the ’60s, have been revamped and put back in the spotlight by Dossena with his contemporary sportswear and sleek suits with beautiful prints. And from what we see in the streets, the revived fashion house is a hot brand again.
The most stylish women were carrying Paco Rabanne’s iconic metal-chain handbagsduring the latest Fashion Weeks, and sales doubled last year.
“My job as a designer is doing something where you can see the love and the work”. – Julien Dossena, Designer Paco Rabanne.
The PlayStation-addicted designer worked for four years at Balenciaga with Nicolas Ghesquière before joining Paco Rabanne in 2014. He explained that he was searching for beauty and asked himself “What does glamour mean and how can you contextualise it in a contemporary way?”. The answer was the fabulous looks with a feeling of Golden Age Hollywood meets the Eighties that we saw in his A/W19 collection for Paco Rabanne.
Rabanne’s signature metallic look is still present in this collection, but with a more contemporary take, as the silver metal mesh gown with a big flower at the neck. The sparkling crystal net dresses and skirts worn layered over black bodysuits or floral dresses are as glamorous as it gets. The mix of patterns and opulent fabrics such as velvet and satin, sparkling embroideries and crystals, gowns with short skirts and dramatic long trains make this collection totally Red-Carpet worthy.