After the success of The Comb eyewear concept, Emmanuelle Khanh and Maitrepierre renew their creative partnership with a brand new collaboration for SS23 – La Fleur. This second collaborative chapter illustrates the unique and creative bond between Eva Gaumé and Alphonse Maitrepierre – a new generation of design talent within the Parisian fashion scene.
Eva Gaumé, artistic director of the House continues her creative collaboration with Alphonse Maitrepierre for his SS23 fashion show, presented in Paris as Maitrepierre’s second official show on the Paris Fashion Week calendar.
Alphonse Maitrepierre imposes his direction and his eponymous label in the prestigious official calendar of Paris Fashion Week mixing art inspirations, traditional couture technics, and technical futuristic sportswear. This collection was inspired by the tale of Donkey Skin, the French literary fairy-tale written in verse by Charles Perrault, and the famous film by Jacques Demy, communicated in a conceptual way.
“This is an ode to nature & flowers: fragile and ephemeral they become hybrid and synthetic/timeless. Collaborating with Maitrepierre remains such an amazing process, so fluid and I love to dive in his collections every season. I feel very connected to the poetry he puts into his collections to create great oneiric eyewear pieces.” says Eva Gaumé
The couture frame comes in 4 colorways: luxurious and joyful tinted crystal colors such as electric yellow, warm purple, naïve blue, and deep black.
La Fleur glasses are handcrafted in a limited edition, in Oyonnax, the historic French home of artisan eyewear, in cellulose acetate.
Emmanuelle Khanh is a French avant-gardist fashion label created in 1969. The brand’s timeless approach is internationally daring and has continued to be incorporated by the label’s creative director Eva Gaumé. Inspired by 50 years of iconic creations, her love of beautiful objects, and contemporary femininity, Eva has been shaping the recent history of Emmanuelle Khanh.
For 50 years, Emmanuelle Khanh has focused on local and traditional crafts, creating handmade frames in France with century-old know-how. The frames’ materials are carefully chosen valuing outstanding qualities and local production. The manually carved and polished frames highlight the traditional French savoir-faire to last a lifetime and remain timeless.