Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: MARIA ARISTIDOU COUTURE SHOW SPRING SUMMER 2019
You don’t always know what ‘s hidden behind a closed-door, yet even when you think you do, you always wonder if you are right. A closed-door is, more often than not, a mystery to all of us. We are humans and curiosity is, whether we like it or not, a human imperfection. And when that door has an arch and a keystone, intertwining to form a coherent symplexis, it becomes a mystical and wondrous gate, behind which imagination can run wild! So, open it. If you dare.
Maria Aristidou’s Spring/Summer 2019 knit couture collection was quite the challenge. Inspiration for the pattern came from a single vintage arched door found during a walk inside the old city walls of Nicosia. The simplicity of the door’s facade, together with the complexity of the engineering behind it, gave rise to a series of design trials that lead to this fine timeless pattern for the fabrics of SS 2019 collection.
Hand embroidery embellishments on a colorful pallet of luxurious knit fabrics made by the designer, capture the beauty and the essence of a woman.
Unexpected cuts on timeless classic designs with modern details are the signature of the designer’s Spring/Summer 2019 “Symplexis” collection.