Alphonse Maitrepierre SS21

Madeleine Couture Spring-Summer 2021

This Digital Couture Sping-Summer 2021 collection is a tribute to Madeleine Castaing the famous antique dealer and interior designer. Famous as much for her identifiable taste as for her free spirit, her love of mixing, not to mention her iconic chin elastic. Her original and whimsical personality allows her to mix, even at the time, a carpet with a leopard pattern and Napoleon III style furniture, to add exotic bamboo furniture, and antique objects, making her a true stylist.

It was during the second confinement that the idea of this collection came to Alphonse Maitrepierre. At that time, for the second time, we all found ourselves locked up at home again. He wanted to make silhouettes that spoke about confinement, but not in a sad or frightening way, quite the contrary. For weeks we watched videos of people dancing at home, going for a walk, playing sports, arranging their space, having fun.

It was important for the designer that these «Dadames» were a bit like our avatars, who with time become one with the decor around them. Thus, we can find hybrid pieces such as a comforter suit, a parquet dress, a vase bag, a sofa coat, and a hanger bag to name a few.

In our image, they knew how to take this strange period with a certain humor and we can then see them becoming delirious, dancing, running, moving the walls, turning upside down the iconic gentilhommière de Lèves decorated by Madeline Castaing. «Madeleine» is the result of a collaboration with the 3D artist Adem Elahel, whom Maitrepierra thanks for his patience and love of detail.

Credits :

Look 1: Dress in pleated hardwood print worn with diamond spoon shoes, plastic vase bag, and pink tortoiseshell helmet.

Look 2: Bodysuit with flower bell sleeves worn with orange rubber gardening boots and multi-heeled gum soles.

Look 3: Bathroom tile printed suit worn with Fuschia rubber spoon shoes, green helmet, and diamond hanger bag.

Look 4: Sapphire quilted jacket worn with a fuchsia vase bag, an orange helmet encrusted with amethysts, as well as white rubber boots with silver multi-heel soles.

Look 5: Comforter suit embroidered with feathers worn with multi-heeled gum-soled hardwood print shoes and a black helmet with transparent glasses.

Look 6: Dress printed with a tribute to the portrait of Madeleine Castaing painted by Soutine, worn with gold boots, a hanger bag into tortoiseshell, topaz, and emerald as well as a helmet in red metal and wood.