Patuna’s autumn-winter 2017-2018 couture collection is a junction between Gaudi’s organic architecture and Dali’s dreamlike abstrac- tion. Oscillating between rigor and uidity, silhouettes play the feminine / masculine contrast, and follow the movement of the body. Silk, wool, velvet and cotton highlight the exibility and adaptability of looks.
The color palette ranges from black and pale pink to gray, cardinal violet and white. The designs are dotted with special elements, de- tails dear to Patuna’s work, which punctuate the collection. The knit occupies a large part of the collection: skirts, trousers, shorts, which, like «crutches of reality», highlight the oversize jackets.
Just like Gala, Dali’s muse, the woman Patuna is a woman of character, free and impetuous...
Apparently disparate, Patuna’s inspirations for this collection find their unity in this simple word: Eve. It was while visiting Versailles that Patuna had the initial idea to decline each creation in one piece of the famous castle; the colors found their origin there. The choice of the single thread, hooked by Patuna herself for each creation, was like the invisible link symbolizing the distance between Paris and Tbilisi. A woman of power, then, and a woman in motion, extracting herself from her condition by acceding to the world. When the collection of silk and velvet satin appeared as a whole, it seemed evident to her that the serpent she had woven on each creation was that knowledge to which Eve had acceded...
In love with France, Patuna continues to draw inspiration from it. This collection is a hymn to the joy of living and good taste; the taste of a great wine. The burgundy color contrasts with the blue sky. The darker color underlines the whole image. One will see architectural volumes and handmade silk paintings; the silhouette of structures, vines, ornaments, and handmade cut sheets... but also velvet, silk, georgette and chiffon. Patuna’s creations highlight and emphasize forms in draping and fluidity. For Patuna, the body must be one with the dress, so she does not use zippers or buttons.
« When I touch the fabric, it is like touching a leaf. That is life itself, which passes through its bers; I can just feel it. This is the vital spirit and inspiration I hope to share in my creations. »
The shoes, designed and hand-painted by Patuna were carved in wood as an original creation of Madonna for Patuna.
Impressed by the light of Giverny Gardens, subjugated by the architectural majesty of the Alexandre III Bridge, Patuna again draws inspiration from art. In the structure of organza, idealized bridges oppose the fluidity of silk chiffons, like a sublimated Seine... In signature Patuna, each creation is sans buttons or zippers. Flowers of the Giverny Garden are hand painted on the silks by her hand. Each creation is adorned with a Patuna painting inspired by a Monet painting serving as a precious brooch tribute to the master.
Paris with its art and romance, Parisians sitting for coffee by Seine and Eiffel Tower, midnight moonlight, and the energy of this infinitive ambiance have been the great sources of an inspiration. The mixture of 30's retro and the modern architecture with its gigantic volumes are some of the essential supplements of its construction. The absence of zippers and buttons on the garments show natural character as well as the architecture of the human body. Patuna sees fashion as a devotion to art...
« I have to feel the symbiosis and the alchemy of the fabric and myself. If I feel that and is talking to me then I will create my magic, if not, I will move on to the next one. »
This collection consists fabrics such as silks, laces, chiffons and velvets, a mixture of movement and volume between half and full moon.