Psychedelic TripsThe world of the Canadian designer Marie-Ève Lecavalier revolves around a rock and psychedelic spirit and an eco-responsible vision of fashion. Featuring old jeans and recycled leather that take on new shapes, the collection highlights urban and contemporary silhouettes with a touch of eccentricity

Sep 12, 2018
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Latest winner of the coveted Chloè Prize and of the special mention by the fashion jury at the 2018 Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, her work was particularly appreciated for its ability to treat leather. The Montréal-born designer, after studying at the HEAD of Geneva and recently moving to Antwerp for an internship with Raf Simons, has always loved sewing and working with that material. “I love leather and have developed special techniques such as leather-tricoting for this collection, a special knitting technique that gave me the opportunity to use small quantities and different types of leather purchased from second-hand shops and consignement stores”. The collection “Come Get Trippy With Us” is designed for women poised between the psyche and dreams, and is inspired by her childhood memories of listening with her father to the psychedelic music and visions of Frank Zappa. An alternative way of seeing reality has been part of Marie-Ève Lecavalier’s life since she was a child: raised in the boring suburbs of Montreal, she always tried to create a way of living that was more exciting and fun than the monotony of everyday life, developing a fascination for hallucinations. The result is a rigorous collection that is ready to be worn, but that develops in an unexpectedly artistic way. The impeccable garments use “urban” materials such as faded and recycled denim, but also tailored shirts cotton, to create beautiful scalloped, marbled and woven surfaces. Moreover, the special addition of the work of a glass artist who created buttons and buckles in mirrored glass gave a captivating and organic touch to the clothes. The synthesis is a balance between an acid rock style and eco-responsible values, combined with a clean graphic design and a very special leather processing technique.
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