Lucien Pellat-Finet still rocking skulls for SS16
Lucien Pellat-Finet kicked off Paris Fashion Week with a luxe-yet-laidback collection today (29Sep15).
The designer was the first to show in the French capital, sending models out into an informal room with a sofa rather than a classic runway.
Printed sweaters featured the skull design he is so fond of, with Lucien making it slightly sweeter for the warmer months. For example one model wore a green lightweight jumper with an ice-cram print - however the scoops in the cone all featured the skull.
Another wore a candy-pink version with a large white skull wearing a cowboy hat. There was also a further pink jumper with a surfer skeleton riding some waves on the front.
A blue butterfly jumper broke the mould, as did a plain grey sweater teamed with a smart cream trouser suit.
There was also a double denim offering of a dark blue shirt with small skull prints in the chest area, tucked into a belted skirt in a slightly lighter denim.
A pastel pink skirt featured light prints that resembled a marijuana leaf while the belt buckle on a pair of cut-off shorts also sported the leaf.
Lucien has been working with the same symbols for 15 years now and also prints them on his menswear offerings. During an interview with FO on YouTube he revealed why they appeal to him.
"I'm very close to what's going on in the world and I try to show that through my work," he explained.
"When I choose some symbols like the skulls or the leaves, it's a trademark for me because it's a little bit provocative."
The designer is inspired by the embroidery he has seen on girls going to church in Italy. He added that all his designs are stitched on by hand and compared it to tapestry.
Paris Fashion Week continues today with the likes of Pascal Millet and Jacquemus showing.