Zadig & Voltaire
Spring / Summer 18
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Show
LET LOVE RULE
Men have also made the iconic Zadig&Voltaire look their own, always chic with a hint of nonchalance. Layering with careful consideration: a t-shirt is teamed with a button down under a sweater; a canvas military topper that warms up structured suiting.
This season Zadig&Voltaire’s inspiration came from a mixture of items that maybe found in a forgotten trunk in an attic. Time has worked its magic on the pastel tones, flowers and rainbows, virginal ivories, creased leathers, fragile tulles and silk as delicate as antique lingerie. Patches, raw denim, military khaki, embroidery and sequins play with a collective subconscious packed with souvenirs and images in faded colours. The collection can be summed up in a simple three-word motto for life: let love rule.
Oversized styles are paired with fitted looks. Long pieces flirt with short pieces, graphic black and sand duos alternate with a rainbow palette while butterflies, sketched by tattoo artist Virginia Elwood, live on a camouflage print background with English embroidery. Never restricted, the silhouettes seem to swim and float in mid-air. The long Swiss dotted tulle dresses are warmed up by an oversized military jacket, others flow onto the bust in blurred asymmetric panels, while the mohair XL cardigan hides a baby-doll nightdress with cosy, transparent effect.
Memories and family stories are marked by love and affection. Inspiring Cecilia Bönström to work with jewelry designer, VK Lillie: “I love her style, she is so full of affection for her work and love for her jewelry. Through it, she relays messages of joy and love for others, she spreads good vibes which really touch me.” VK Lillie has designed jewelry for Zadig&Voltaire combining; leather, onyx, quartz and gold-toned metal. Her handmade pieces are unique with a raw, radiate, captivating authenticity that turns these charms into talismans, to preserved over time.