“ALLUMEUSE” – Collection 2023
My collection « Allumeuse » is an eveningwear womenswear collection featuring some show pieces. Inspired by the femme fatale figures in the 1940s film noir such as Gilda, the unholy wife, etc.
Femme Fatales in this type of movie were the first women on TV to have complex personalities and their own goals and desires. They were a step forward for feminism in a post-war society. They represent power, strength, and confidence to me. They also influenced the fashion industry through overly glamourous outfits judged outrageous at the type.
From smoke to fire and violence my collection describes the glamour and danger of these iconic characters.
Using 1940s menswear tailoring references, the collection plays around with silhouettes to add a sense of glamour and power to the looks.
The collection also contains lots of fabric development such as smoke bomb dye development or molten plastic to recreate a melting metal effect.
See below the collection outcomes, you can also have a look at my portfolio for more process pictures.