"A Bloody Love Story" COPPELIA PIQUE RTW FW2016/17 Paris Fashion Week

The Coppélia Pique ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 2016/17 collection celebrates the universal myth of unrequited love in a modern Renaissance. The lines are inspired by the uniforms and ceremonial outfits of the Officers.  Asymmetries of forms are combined with a strong contrast between bright colors like vermilion, indigo, golden green with more classical colors, midnight blue, grey and black. This colorful palette is highlighted by a tinge of gold. The contemporary, almost sportswear-like looks throughout the show, transformed into dramatic and theatrical gowns of rich, draped satin and sculpted textile. This collection epitomizes Baudelaire's poem "The Death of Lovers" and reveals the existing contradiction of the modern woman, torn in a world of passion, light games and mirror effects, between androgyny and femininity.