Former Celine, Cacharel and Lanvin designer Cédric Charlier has taken the fashion world by storm. Mingling classic, scalpel sharp tailoring of the Parisienne with playful, futuristic details of his very own, Charlier’s perfectly executed aesthetic was admiringly dubbed ‘bourgeois-bot’. Designing beautiful coats, modern dresses, and perfect skirts is the name of Charlier’s expert game.
Cédric Charlier’s entire Pre-Spring ’14 collection can be summed up with one statement: easy but pulled together. A collection big on graphic prints and acid colours, sometimes offering lively combinations like an emerald green asymmetric wrapped pencil skirt with a turquoise long-sleeved shirt, or a yellow neon knit paired with trousers in a eccentrically coloured graphic print.
Drawing inspiration from a collection of photographs by Jackie Nickerson called ‘Another Africa’, Charlier asserts to draw design ideas from the photos as he sees them, as abstracted landscapes, and as a result produces a collection with an eye on the future. The designer continues to demonstrate his own take on shapes and cuts in his collections, and season after season, never fails to offer us ideal and effortlessly sophisticated pieces, worthy of any stylish modern woman.