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Geraldine Wharry: Mixed Up Geos S/S 2017

Publicado el
28 nov. 2016

Editorial by Louis Phillippe de Gagoue

Echoing Ettore Sottsass, best known as the instigator of the Memphis design group at the turn of the 80s, we analyse the strong graphic trend for a hypnotising mix of geometric shapes and bold colours.

Lithograph by Ettore Sottsas 2002 / Phelan SS17

Could this be an aesthetic rallying designers to lift up the mood post Brexit and Trump elections? Some designers want not only to convey optimism but also escapism through trippy graphics and imaginary spaces. 

Proenza Schouler SS17 / Easy Does It by Paul Wackers 2013


LRS SS17, Canadian Architect Magazine cover, 1960s

Louis Philippe de Gagoue, fashion photographer based in the Ivory coast's Abidjan sees his work as a way of making his dreams tangible. Whilst Raul Solis of LRS was inspired by club nightlife and urban culture saying “I wanted to make sure the collection exuded a trippy feeling — not in a Seventies way but in a new, modern way”. 
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Copyright Geraldine Wharry | | Research contribution: Claudia Sentoso

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