Acephala’s collection – Femme Maison – is a tribute to contemporary art legend Louise Bourgeois. Motives and silhouettes used in the construction of clothes are draw from the stereotypical images of what woman wear at home – changing those images into modern, experimental clothes. Dresses, coats and blouses base on classic apron construction. However, the apron form becomes incorporated into the construction of garments. The main decorative motive is flounce, either attached to the side of dresses or suspended below the hemline. Graphic motives of home devices has been used in form of embroideries, appliqués and prints.
Fabrics have been sourced in experimental weaving houses in Italy and Japan; the highlights include: black virgin wool corduroy and mustard suiting virgin wool and fleece from Japan, marsala linen/wool thick jersey and thin virgin wool jersey and sateen – coming from Italy. Collection is distinguished by custom made embroideries and 3D appliqués depicting home devices in a simple, graphical form. Special multicolour patterns have been used at t-shirts, tops, socks and a shopping bag.
Collection premiered at the AVANT-PREMIERE showroom during the Milan Fashion Week.
In September 2016 “Femme Maison” the movie directed by Wojciech Tubaja, staring Julia Kijowska, will premiere at the Acephala Concept Store. More details here.