The Coppélia Pique Ready-To-Wear Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 collection premiered at Paris Fashion Week and celebrates the universal myth of unrequited love in a modern Renaissance. The woman lover is standing in a pictorial composition among young patrician ladies, warrior princesses and dragons. As in the paintings of Francesca da Rimini and Paolo Malatesta, or the representations of Saint Michael and the Dragon, the sword is the catalyst of a transformation, changing the woman into a dragon, and then into a divinity.
The cycle starts with the birth of the lover. The wound reflects the pain of her teenage and, as she affirms herself as a woman, she becomes a dragon, a deified figure. The idea of stabing is used as a metaphor which is also to be found in the sets of cuts and the superimpositions of fabrics. Precious fabrics are arranged with sportswear technical fabrics. The lines are inspired by the uniforms and ceremonial outfits of the Officers. Asymmetries of forms are combined with a strong contrast between bright colors (vermilion, indigo, golden green) and more classical colors, (midnight blue, grey and black). This colorful palette is highlighted by a tinge of gold.
This collection epitomizes Baudelaire’s poem “The Death of Lovers” and reveals the existing contradiction in the modern woman torn, in a world of passion, light games and mirror effects, between androgyny and femininity.
About Axelle Migé
Axelle Migé is a French Fashion Designer, founder and creative director of the Couture and Ready-To-Wear brand Coppélia Pique. Graduated from l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, Axelle Migé worked for Maison Dior and Cacharel before creating her own brand in 2011.She worked as a creative director for the launch of the concept stores Soubis and also for the creation of watches for la Maison Cacheux. Getting involved mainly in the contemporary art world through performances (Centre Georges Pompidou, MéAS), exhibitions (Galerie Debruille-Zlotogora, Salon des mirrors) in France but also in other countries (Italia, Germany, Japan), Axelle builded her personal universe, advocating the similarities between fashion, sculpture and fine arts. After some press presentations and Couture fashion shows, Axelle Migé launched her Ready-To-Wear line.