BEBA’S collection “The Unexpected”, VBBFW
“I want to confront the lights, chance, unfold my curiosity, open myself up,
break with the preconceived ideas, exorcise this fear of the world.
Do I have a choice? I’ve decided I do!”
-Raymond Depardon, Errance, Éditions du Seuil, 2000-
“The Unexpected” is a tribute to the unkwnown, an invitation to open oneself up to chance, to lose control and allow the fortuitous to happen.
Just as “le flâneur“, described by Walter Benjamin and based on the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, who wanders aimlessly through the streets of Paris, with no purpose, open to all the vicissitudes and impressions that come his way. Or like Dorothea Tanning’s doors that lead to other doors: something infinite that invites us to “look beyond”, to a space where the commonplace and the extraordinary converge. In the artist’s words:
“You are simply the visitor, honorably invited. Come in“.
What will there be?
“I had been dreaming of this moment for years, the VBBFW runway was our next big challenge. After weeks of thinking, looking for a way to escape the pressure and design this new collection, I came up with the literary character of “le flâneur” and the idea to open myself up to chance. That’s when it all began: to stop searching, to sketch without planning and to allow myself to wander. To rid myself of all ties in spite of the vertigo and let myself go. And to finally surprise myself with what I finally uncover without having searched for it“.
The designer has created this collection based on the idea of the unexpected:
Materials that eschew commonplaces:
Our classic Japanese crepe is accompanied by geometric veils that float almost unseen, embroidered gauze with small flashes of light, cotton mesh in which a small flower grows at each intersection, and flower gardens that are the focus of all attention when we least expect it.
Unexpected colors that take over white:
White slowly opens up to the unexpected, and almost without realizing it, color slips into the collection’s color palette. First in the form of mild flashes of golden light, which will gradually give way to the first shy and translucent powder pink. The mystery is subtly revealed and the midnight blue, lavender and even the yellow of meticulous handcrafted embroidery will take over the collection in an unanticipated combination in the bridal world.
Gentle patterns that conceal powerful volumes:
Fluid crepe silhouettes contrast with opulent voluminous sleeves, achieving the firm’s famed blend of delicacy and strength. The gentle bias cut disconcerts us and reveals powerful pronounced shoulders and sleeves of structured and floating volumes made of semi-transparent tulle that suggest something delicate yet determined.