God is in the details and no where are the details more precious and wonderful than at a Paris Haute Couture show.
The picture perfect details at the Patuna "BRIDGES TO PARADISE” Collection made me smile this week. I will confess I have never heard of this label but she seems to be a dentist turned fashion designer! For her inspiration she explained that Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny and the Alexander III Bridge naturally came to mind. .
Monet’s garden is a place of overwhelming peace and beauty while at the same time offering an explosion of natural color. When I see his ivy lined home and peaceful garden, I am overcome by a feeling of serenity and beauty, of nature and colors. When I touch textile it is like touching a flower. The textile, as the flower, is strong with beauty and soft with touch. Monet’s garden provides an unending palette of colors.
This collection consists primarily (hand painted silk & organza ) and incorporates shapes and looks that are smooth and flowing like the Seine and Giverny Pond; strong and structured like the Alexander III Bridge supporting pillar foundations and Monet’s ivy-lined home. It also incorporates touches of complex draping like the tree branches along the Giverny pond and paths. This collection also incorporates arch forms from the Alexander III Bridge and Monet’s garden walkway and pond bridge and lines imitating the long, straight and winding footpaths throughout his garden.