The style of centuries-past Japanese Epicurean life inspired her designs, offering a collection as fine as it is subtle
This Ukiyo collection continues the exploration by Carine Gilson into the ephemeral and changing world of Japanese art. A lute player tunes her instrument, she slightly raises her arm and the butterfly sleeve of her kimono slides for a moment. It is this fluidity of gesture, this sense of floating, that the new collection Ukiyo, “the floating world” in Japanese, tries to capture.
Overprinted silks fading into laces allows the passage of a terrestrial world represented by Nude, a flesh colour symbolising light and fleeting pleasures; to a more mysterious place dominated by Indigo, a deep blue dotted with autumnal flowers and bark.