A new book documenting the vision of Paris based designer Andre Courreges, known for revolutionizing the 60's with his clean, simple and architectural fashion designs is about to be released on October 27th. In order to understand the beauty of the book, we went to his studios to first experience the Universe of Courreges. Located on rue Francois 1er in one of Paris' chicest districts, this unique and colorful world takes on a timeless yet futuristic feeling, from the clothing, to the layout of the boutique, to the offices and the design studio. Keeping up the same style and design they had 40 years ago, you find yourself in a world of lacquered white floors, plexiglass tables, and mirrored walls. We learned that this is the true Courreges style; it is the perfect way to showcase the innovative clothing which is known for its red, white, and pastel color palettes (we were sorely out of place in our all black ensembles).
The book itself is a little slice of Courreges design. It is presented in plexiglass showcasing the metallic cover and unique binding and is truly a work of art. Featuring photographs of his unique designs and translucent material swatches, it shows the reader just how innovative Courreges has been since the house was established in 1961. Instead of merely presenting a history of the man and his vision, the book is a celebration of his many influences, which vary from architecture to sports, as well as his significant influence on the rest of the fashion world.
For everyone out there who wants to add a dash of Courreges to their coffee table the book can be purchased in their boutiques and online. Purchase quickly because only 6000 have been printed and the 300 euro price tag will rise to 400 after the 1st of January.
POSTED BY LINSEY BALLAS AND ELIZABETH PANTALEO, Paris Bureau
PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH PANTALEO
PHOTOS COURTESY OF COURREGES