The Spring-Summer 2020 collection, Paradis Artificiels is inspired by the conclusion of the French poet, Charles Baudelaire, 19th century, the true poet who does not need drugs to find inspiration.
We wanted to celebrate the exuberance of the generous nature and the fantasy of the melange of materials, texture and flavors with a range of colors very sweet and tart, almost psychedelic.
His most famous work, a book of lyric poetry titled Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in the rapidly industrializing Paris during the mid-19th century. Baudelaire’s highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé, among many others. He is credited with coining the term “modernity” (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility of artistic expression to capture that experience.