The climate was not wonderful, so Stéphane Ashpool made available his viewers an in-studio teaser somewhat than the entire blown, encompass sound experience that is in the operates. The film zeros in on the collection’s emphasis — leather procedure, with diverse coloration palettes and textures. An all-white leather-based outfit kicks off the scene — a free, ’80s-flavored jacket, the shoulder seam pushed towards the biceps, with a cinched waistline and paired with minimalist, pocketed trousers.
Projected on to white appears to be like, the styles roll by, spurred on with simple jazz audio — marbled motifs, water, scratched surfaces. Then occur the serious textures, with shut-up shots of turquoise veins on a navy history or a lime-yellow dye being rubbed into white leather. And lastly, the garments — delicate jackets with patchwork hues of blue, each patch dealt with in different ways, and cargo trousers with camouflage result, tinged with orange or blue.
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“It was like performing on paintings — we addressed each individual leather otherwise,” stated Ashpool, speaking over the cellular phone, noting he used patinas by hand, painted leather-based, let it dry, included extra layers for a crackle influence, and utilised aerosol sprays.
But leather was not the only material. Ashpool collaborates with Dutch electrical bicycle professional Van Moof, and added yet another partnership, the Danish speaker company Soundboks.
“We worked with paint on the bikes, the sound devices, the speakers and clothes — a extremely significant panel of programs. Entertaining but a lot of work,” he remarked.
The speakers element in the film, in metallic blues, purple and lime, serving as a backdrop as a person operates a turntable on his lap. He was dressed to the nines — the Pigalle aesthetic is pretty elevated — in a amazing, collarless leather-based shirt that snapped down the front, and loose trousers to match.
Slick, sensuous leather-based outfits, incredibly hot wheels and shiny speakers, what’s still left to do? Strike the city, Amsterdam and London, too, and the French country aspect. The film closes with a information: “Let the ride start out.“
Launch Gallery: Pigalle Paris Men’s Spring 2022