Monsieur Christian Lacroix tends not to spoil us. Preferring to tease, his trademark bold designs are now released at a slow pace, as the beloved couturier’s time nowadays tends to be spent as a costumier for the ballet and opera, hand-making ceramics and quenching his thirst for art and history. Today, however, the artist has blessed us with a new collaboration with Desigual — one enriched with culture and his eclectic influences.
For this exciting new collaboration, Lacroix nods to Fauvism through vibrant strokes of colour incorporated into sports leggings, a mesh turtleneck and a glossy asymmetrical skirt trimmed with lace. The glossy black leotard layered over yellow leggings, paying homage to the eighties, gives a sense of occasion to activewear; its ruched padded shoulders and leather and suede belt also work together to create a bold feminine silhouette. The collection is fit for the gym, the street, the office, and drinks while denouncing the simplicity of basics and monochrome. Simply put, the Desigual x Lacroix woman is active and doesn’t abide by subtly.
An antidote to the return of formal wear after over a year in leisure — the union of Desigual and Lacroix joins comfort and function with the ornate taste of Lacroix. Voilà, clothing that champions the art of living!
Discover the full collection on Desigual’s website.
words. Lucy Vipond