Charles Anastase Womenswear S/S10

Roomy voluminous dresses were a quirky take on nostalgic themes.

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You never know where exactly Charles Anastase will veer towards each season as from last season's grungey teenager, he has gone almost puritanical with a more minimal and austered choice of colours and fabrics. In particular, materials like hessian featured heavily with tulle peeking out from underneath. Anastase had big dresses on mind because he said the demand was there. He was also thinking of patrons like Roisin Murphy who happens to be pregnant which adds a whole other meaning to the voluminous pillow-like shapes. With regards to the giant volume, he explains "It was more of a couture thing and I wanted to balance it with something a bit more cynical and playful." Cue the almost severely plain fabrics, the giant Natascha Marro platforms and clear plastic forming a dress protective layer and also moulded clutches. Creative consultant Valentine Fillol Cordier said of the bags "I wanted to give it another texture. I wanted a clutch but the material was so rigid so we decided to make it into a basket like shape."

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