Études has invited the abstract artist to express himself through the garment as a new medium, working to bring another layer of depth to his pieces and the fashion label. Through his artwork, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet combines the natural world with human perception and the psyche to evoke a different perspective. By focusing on the colors, the artist takes apart the natural surrounding and transfers an abstract outlook onto a canvas to focus on the dissolution of hues.
Bernadet’s vision is in line with Études’s theme this season, focusing on a meeting space where the industrial zone borders a natural environment reclaiming its rights. Specifically, two of Bernadet’s paintings, “UNTITLED (Vetiver XXII) 2015” and “SANS TITRE (Les Parfums Lourds) 2017” fit in perfectly. His paintings are reinterpreted as an all-over print for this capsule. One of the echoes of the luminous rainbow shades and its vibrancy and abundance, while the other conjures up a dark oxidized metal that appears to be reminiscent of magma awakening under volcanic soil. Both abstractions invite the imagination to roam free when seen.
The all-over print is seen on eight cotton pieces, that include loose-fitting tailored pieces including a utility jacket, a blazer with raw edge patches, straight and oversized button-down shirts, cargo plants and shorts.
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