For the last 40 plus years, Rei Kawakubo has continuously redefined fashion borders. Once again, the Japanese fashion designer does what she does best, bringing, this time, design and fashion together. She’s included in her collection the designs that have made the fame of Piero Fornasetti: the red and black polka dots, the suns, and the many faces of Lina Cavalieri, whose beauty inspired the designer so much that he produced over 350 variations of it on plates, glasses, candle holders. Today, printed over blazers, shirts, t-shirts and even pants, they act as so many optical illusions.
Trompe-l’oeil master Fornasetti is offered, with this 2017 Spring/Summer collection, a new chapter in the House’s mythology, while displaying the wealth of a work which has won over Martine and Armand Hadida’s hearts for more than 20 years. The massive selection of collectibles and furniture displayed at Leclaireur Los Angeles is a testament to their passion.
Under latex capes and PVC trench coats, the Fornasetti prints seem to emerge from a dream. Is it day? Is it night? The simple and colorful shapes, the purity of the faces which have populated brought to life for endless dreamers, who, like Piero Fornasetti and his son Barnaba now, thrive to make our world a better place.
Available at Leclaireur.