Wednesday, 27 November 2013

paint it, black

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes...

from 'Paint it, Black' by Jagger/Richards/Jones, 1966

”As if the subversive claim ”paint it black” was stitched into
the sophisticated designs, the re-discovery of femininity finds
a post-romantic echo in the luxurious, clear-black clothes of
Augustin Teboul the cutting-edge womenswear label's press
statement reads introducing the latest collection.

”Black as night, black as coal”, Augustin Teboul's s/s 2014
'Holy Me' collection which is strongly inspired by Christianity
and the designers' innate fondness for Surrealism, is a gorgeous 
parade of handicrafts and transparencies through dramatic, 
a bit Goth, statement pieces combining ”poetry and gravity”
through exquisite designs, materials and details in 
extremely impressive creations of sublime craftsmanship 
and faultless sophistication.

”An aesthetic that arises from the conception of two contrasting
personalities: German-born Annelie Augustin with subtle, 

minimal shapes and her sophisticated mind and French-born Odély
Teboul, the rather chaotic, nostalgic craftsman”
. Graduated from
Esmod Paris, the utterly unlike duo underwent different working
experiences: Annelie fine-tuned her skills at Yohji Yamamoto
for Adidas while Odély worked for Jean Paul Gaultier and they
joined forces in 2009 combining their personal visions, briskly
turning the embryonic project into a label positioned
half the way between RTW and couture.

Femininity and sumptuosness are plainly expressed by the
gripping black & white images of the lookbook showing knitted
tops and dresses with crochet & lace: delicate cobweb knits
are put together with fringed leather capes and dresses with
embroidered rounds, tailored leather jackets with lace inserts,
beaded nets and sequined dresses while superb accessories
such as leather gloves, guipure hairbands and headpieces as
well as shoes by Camilla Skovgaard, deftly emphasize the
timeless allure of Augustin Teboul's black spring looks.

Luckily, Black Friday deals are just a couple of days ahead!

> all lookbook images © by Stefan Milev, styled by Theophile Hermand <

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