French designer Farhad Re has launched his couture collection Spring Summer 2021 ‘Galatea’ during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week which was held on a digital platform. For days and nights during the lockdown, Farhad Re cut the triple organza of silk in a virginal whiteness and used 500 metres of it to produce 15 dresses in the collection.
Behind the opacity of the material looms the grace of the woman as seen by Farhad Re and whom he calls Galatea, with skin white as milk, and with whom Pygmalion fell in love. Each dress has perfectly mastered and hand-shaped geometric shapes.
Attached to the very essence of freedom through his personal history, the mother of the artist of Persian origin fled her country to regain the freedom to think and dress as she sees fit, Farhad revisits the myth of Pygmalion by giving wings to his Galatea to make her discover the world. A real desire to share this need for the absolute, quest for the sublime, inclination to shape in the loved one a soul mate.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)
French designer Farhad Re has launched his couture collection Spring Summer