On a mission

From the very origins of Paco Rabanne, there has always been an obsession with materiality, radical textures, non-organic silhouettes. For Spring Summer 2023, Julien Dossena explores beneath and beyond the surface, subverting perceptions of sensuality and strength.

The collection is a sublime projection of femininity in the face of unknown forces.

Sublimes Subversions

Coded references start crossing over into an alluring, hybridised space: grunge flourishes interface with cyber-specific hues of vivid green, violet, blue and red.

Fetish-inspired materials such as clear PVC are developed to elevated effect and merged with masculine suiting.

Latex enters the collection, transforming pieces in unexpected ways. An initial strangeness shifts to sophistication.

Within this liminal, industrial space, Dossena arrives at a statement that resists reductive description. Here, the elemental aspects of Paco Rabanne are transposed to a reality that is rapidly evolving before our eyes.