Discover a slice of happiness in the sunlight
Memories of Marrakech inspired Ines de la Fressange this season. "Traditional Arabic tiles, bougainvillea in bloom, treasure-hunting in the souks...I can picture all of these scenes from my very first trip to Marrakech with my grandmother. I was 13 years old. Over the years, I found myself more sensitive to colours there than anywhere else and realised it was the wonderful effect of sunlight. The light changes everything. It illuminates things and the nuances of colour shifts under different qualities of light. A beam of sunlight symbolises a slice of happiness. This is what I wanted to bring to this collection."
When asked for an example of something that recently enchanted her, de la Fressange recalls seeing a rose field in Palmeraie, a short drive from Marrakech: "This landscape was the inspiration for the floral motif. I can't wait to throw on one of the jackets in this print over a T-shirt, V neck jumper, and a pair of jeans. The jackets are unlined and therefore easy and very practical for the summer."
"It is important for us to propose something new, a subtle twist. A shirt with a single box pleat at the back for comfort puts you in a good mood." Ines also revisits essential items such as the navy jacket. "Plain or double-breasted, fitted or boxy, gold or natural buttons...there are so many possibilities! Perhaps I'm forever looking for the perfect navy jacket."