Dubai, April 17, 2017: Paule Ka's FW17 collection preview was an affair to remember - The city's key editors, influencers and TV networks were present to celebrate the House's latest offerings.
Guests were invited to Atelier M, at Pier 7 in the Marina to discover 20 pieces from Maison PAULE KA's deeply elegant and Parisian inspired FW17 collection. Media mingled and explored the rich new collection, touching and feeling the femininity of the fabrics and appreciating the detail of the clothes.
Strolling through history in search of the ornamental and the structural, Creative Director Alithia Spuri-Zampetti draws inspiration from the first impression that Paris leaves on any visitor: a marvel of opulent architecture, where past and present live under the golden glow of chandeliers and streetlights. History becomes a mirror that reflects the movements and figures that made Paris the epitome of style for centuries, but also an everlasting beacon that guides to its future.
Likewise in fashion, from the courts of Louis XIV to the liberated garçonnes of the Roaring Twenties, from the rise of the Couturiers of the Fifties back to the exuberance of the Napoleon III era, she considers, without an ounce of nostalgia, the wealth of the past and the purity offered by a page yet to be written.
The Paule Ka woman, empowered and cultured, active and elegant, emerges from the modernity woven into the very fabric of this collection, reconnecting Paris with its graceful roots. Structure opens the way, with precisely draped coats cocooning the body as an embrace of lush, tactile fabrics.
The richness of the custom designed materials bestow a contemporary spin to a faux-classic silhouette: intrinsically Parisian but definitely looking forward. Finally, playing on the idea of hiding in plain sight, the quintessential Parisienne rises to any occasion.
As if to reflect the multifaceted identity of the Paule Ka woman, the accessories that accompany the collection have been cut from high-shine patent leather. Molten metal dances along python skins and leathers of gently pointed shoes, mirrored heels flashing at every step. Here and there, the glint of reflected light becomes an accent that reveals the intricate detailing that nods to heritage. The takeaway becomes clear: the past and the future alike are in service of style, and of the Paule Ka woman who embraces it.