Like Marc but not quite

At first glance, the collection almost reminds me of Marc Jacobs’ look. Very geeky and retro.

Raphaelle Hlimi’s experience is quite extensive for a 30 year old. Having interned at Christian Dior, Yvan Mispeleare, Martin Grant and Sharon Wauchob,  she graduated from Institut Francais de la Mode, which led her to Italy, an internship at Emilio Pucci and a one and a half year stint as junior designer in the accessories team. Based in Paris now, her 2010 collection has been staged in Brussels.

With multi-layered dresses, funky eyewear and thick-knitted coats, this collection is quirky and quite peculiar. The colours used are both fun and cheery but also subtle and muted.

I like the big shoulders and how the cut-outs of the coat mirror the cut-outs in the shoes.

The colours are quite soft and neutral, which allows for patterns. The irregular print is also a nice touch.

Love the skirt! The fusion of edgy cut-outs on a seemingly feminine floral print is very contemporary.

It’s a nice treatment for knit wear and the skirt is very functional and versatile.

Last but not least, an illustration by the designer. Very edgy and funky!

The collection is almost young but not quite with its use of materials and techniques. It is interesting to see a young designer evolve and I can’t wait to see Raphaelle’s next collection.

X Sybil

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One Response to Like Marc but not quite

  1. Christel says:

    the dress on the third photo is a masterpiece !

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