Kevin Germanier presents the spring summer 2023 collection as part of Paris Fashion Week.
“Taking holes and bringing them to light, appropriating destruction to transform it in a positive way…” A man’s shirt becomes a draped sheath, and a blazer, a short suit sensor of orgones. Magic breaks into the great bazaar of the contemporary world, offering the office-wear its devouring blows. From ties to shirts, from bodies to caps, color “eats” the everyday, deadstocks indulge in all poetic alchemy. 52 meters of ostrich feathers for a coat like a watercolor in trance.
The whole spectrum of Germanier colors is atomized in fades of pinks, blues, yellows, between full moon tulle and velvet days, cotton poplin electrified by particles in shambles. Opacity and brilliance, electromagnetic radiation and shadow play, this season is resolutely on the side of light and its metamorphoses. Exploded collars, straight edges, embroidered meteorites, rigor puts itself in danger, abandoning itself to all the fertile accidents, a spurt of pearls, faceted cabochons and borderline asymmetries. In the whimsical laboratory, the cut-outs become clouds, motifs of hope and earthly flight. The collaboration with Gustavo Silvestre, a Brazilian craftsman who works with prisoners in Rio, confirms this desire to give meaning to what no longer has any. In the name of life, of the fire of which it is the promise. An energy of radiation. “Even if I make an all black collection, it will always be bright.