Dévastée Autumn/Winter 2013/2014

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If the variety of prints distilled through Dévastée autumn/winter collection were to sum up the inspiration, the one word that could be used to describe it would be “bittersweet”.
Monochrome, as ever, the duo behind Dévastée, Ophélie Klère and Francois Alary, has chosen this season to focus on tailoring on very androgynous (if not, straight-up masculine) silhouettes. The coats are clean-cut, sharp, even and the show is opened by a bunch of outerwear with subtle houndstooth prints.
The shoes are flats, mostly oxfords, creepers and slippers and the silhouette exhale a sensation of comfort that makes you want to try the clothes right away, knowing you would feel at ease, wearing them.
Shorts are worn over black tights, which adds to the boyish ethos found throughout this collection.
This season, Dévastée is collaborating with the glove maker Causse. The infamous bittersweet prints are found everywhere, even on the clothes.
Bittersweet because they usually represent spooky or grim objects like tombstones or roots which dramatics are usually counterbalanced by the addition of smiley faces, giving to this collection a very ironical feeling, overall.
 
photo by Samantha Rakotoson
 
Mary Yasmine Arrouche

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