Axelle Migé presents Coppélia Pique Fall / Winter 2016 – 2017 collection, which takes us into the journey of celebrating the universal myth of unrequited love in a modern Renaissance. Photos: Courtesy of Coppélia Pique via Alexandre Boulais Communication.
It’s my pleasure to feature Axelle Migé and her label Coppélia Pique for the first time! Before launching her label in 2011, Axelle worked for Maison Dior, Cacharel, and la Maison Cacheux, as well as served as Creative Director for the launch of concept store Soubis after graduating from l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris.
Her exposure in contemporary art performances (Centre Georges Pompidou, MéAS) and exhibitions (Galerie Debruille-Zlotogora, Hall of Mirrors) in France, Italy, Germany, and Japan influenced her design flair that bridges fashion, sculpture, and fine arts. Seeing Coppélia Pique Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017 collection, you’d surely get it.
Coppélia Pique Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017 collection “celebrates the universal myth of unrequited love in a modern Renaissance” inspired by the paintings of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta. Axelle emphasizes growth of a woman from an innocent birth of a lover, teenage pain, womanhood affirmation, and eventually divine transformation into a dragon.
As if the gold paint on the model’s faces is not intimidating enough, the garments feature cuts and superimposition of delicate and technical sportswear fabrics as metaphor for stabbing. The silhouettes are inspired by uniforms and ceremonial outfits, with asymmetries and contrast created from bright colors of vermilion, indigo, golden green mixed with and classical colors of midnight blue, grey and black, along with a tinge of gold.
Coppélia Pique Fall/Winter 2016 – 2017 collection is a beautiful collection that also invite heavy introspection for a woman’s life struggles. Yes, t is an epitome of Baudelaire’s poem ‘The Death of Lovers’ revealing contradiction “…in the modern woman torn, in a world of passion, light games and mirror effects, between androgyny and femininity.” Furthermore, it also makes you think in higher level about a woman’s life obstacles and struggles, beauty of her toughness, resilience, and divine qualities of wisdom and love.
Perhaps all women truly are dragons after all.
Thanks for reading; until next time,
Photos: Courtesy of Coppélia Pique via Alexandre Boulais Communication.