Paule Ka Teams with Moda Operandi
French fashion house Paule Ka has teamed up with luxury online boutique Moda Operandi on a limited-edition capsule collection.
French fashion house Paule Ka has teamed up with luxury online boutique Moda Operandi on a limited-edition capsule collection. If other recent capsule collections are any indication, this will be something to an eye on.
It is the first collection for ex-Lanvin designer Alithia Spuri-Zampetti in her role as creative director at the label. Her first full collection is set to be revealed this March as part of the Paris Autumn/Winter 2016/17 shows.
The collection focuses on bold, graphic looks that play with color blocking and monochromatic techniques. There are pieces inspired by the 1960s, trapeze dresses, structured volumes and cocktail dresses.
Bows feature heavily throughout the collection, their impact maximized by color contrasting or optical illusions. Frills reworked on a trapeze dress or on the handle of a bag reinforce the preppy side of things, while accented graphic lines created by belts highlight the structure of the pieces.
The fabrics are rich, comprising double face satin duchesse, silk habotai and Italian lace, while the color palette is deep and intense, featuring cobalt, ruby and topaz hues.
Spuri-Zampetti, 31, graduated from Central Saint Martins College of London and has spent the last six years at Lanvin at the helm of the women’s ready-to-wear collections. Her previous experiences at Valentino and Bottega Veneta have also contributed to the development of a signature style which is both assertive and feminine.
Founded almost 30 years ago, Paule Ka operates in 56 countries through 350 sales outlets and 60 boutiques and corners exclusively dedicated to the brand.
The capsule collection will be available to pre-order from www.modaoperandi.com from today, January 6, for a period of 10 days.