Press Releases and Statements
Sisley C1&MAIN Collection SS2015
From an original color therapy to techno minimalism. From warrior sexiness to workaholic elegance. Sisley’s S/S 2105 has the answers to all desires.
What are the women of 2015 like? Strong, complicated, demanding. They do everything and want everything. Their closet has to have room for leisure time in town, a meticulously elegant office look and a never-predictable sexiness. Sisley has designed a Spring/Summer fashion for them where sensuality blends with the contemporary: skirts are full, midi, pleated. Culottes are seen and shorts become soft bermudas; jeans are boyfriend and cropped; fabrics such as linen, embroidered organza and chiffon feature strongly. Original finishes range from devorè to embroidery, lace details and plexiglass appliques. Faux leather is this season’s hot trend for the eco-friendly fashionista.
Absolute must-haves are the forest green short jacket with ruched back, the drawstring trousers, the classic black biker jacket and the pleated skirt. These are the iconic pieces for putting together a slick, winning look. Dresses too are truly cool, fit for an urban goddess. Cut to slide easily over the body, in jersey or chiffon, they feature macro-prints and earthy colors such as ochre, mustard, green and maroon. Strong shades in color blocks, that together with “Sisley black” give a touch of extrovert modernity to the summer months. Prints are still on-trend in the S/S 2015 collection and range from nordic, optical and sixties inspiration for tight-waisted unbleached cotton and linen dresses to the timeless floral theme. Whether lilies, Hawaiian hibiscus or luxuriant tropical palms, the flower trend is always up to date and features on sweaters, car coats, pants and little flared dresses.
Very intriguing is Sisley’s suggestion to “read between the lines” that decorate yarn-dyed crackle cotton dresses, statement skirts and very easy chic tops, worn perhaps with one of the season’s musts, oversize, fluid palazzo pants. This easy, happy mood for town or leisure contrasts with a more accentuated femininity, perfect for the evening, a cocktail party or the office. Mini dresses with perforated bodices and the brand new textured body stretch with almost tribal glamour, accentuate the figure. The sensual new power dress, on the hand, features pattern – especially houndstooth check, the perfect embodiment of the fashion-workaholic spirit of dresses with mischievous ruches on the hips. Top accessories for every occasion are multi-strand leather bracelets or tribal rock collars, maxi twisted ropes of black, bronze and gold chains for a post-punk effect and elegant necklaces with origami flowers, precious costume jewellery with Fifties glamour. For high-impact, contemporary design chic, Sisley presents gold cuffs with geometric designs, pink-finish bronze embossed bracelets and black, white and gold enamelled bangles.
Elegance, irony and sporty style: a classic summer trend that Sisley revisits in its own inimitable way. An unexpected touch compared with black-style is the innovative colour chart – from dove grey to air force blue and olive green. A monochromatic wallpaper pattern in shades of faded turquoise, sky blue, dust red and ice grey features on very topical single-breasted jackets, “comfortable” canvas trousers with cord drawstring or Miami-style bermudas. The stylised leaf pattern also becomes a leitmotif to decorate wind and rain-proof hi-tech jackets, versatile and light to wear for travelling. Impeccable minimal Nineties silhouettes are the key to the sharp city look designed by Sisley for dust coats and trenches. Completing the total look are heavy cotton slim trousers to wear rolled up at the ankle.
Another must for the Sisley man’s day look are single breasted jackets in textured fabrics, with almost embossed solid color jacquard or herringbone patterns, for a street style half way between folk and classic, as at home in a New York literary café as in a tapas bar in Barcelona. Pair them with the trousers in an almost “coarse” fabric and the maxi cardigan in yarn-dyed cotton knit. Colors? Obviously not predictable, but very urban chic – tobacco, air force blue and rust. The same sharp simplicity can be found in denim pieces in dark blue or check effect versions – bomber jackets with mandarin collars, slim fit dust coats and the classic buttoned shirts. Very particular and up to date the line of accessories – if the rope and cotton espadrilles are folk chic, the canvas and leather weekend bags and colored lace-ups adapt perfectly to city wear or leisure time. The S/S 2105 must-have, however, is without doubt the backpack – Sisley’s version is a modern designer backpack in leather and rubber, light, sporty and cool for both the fun and work traveller.
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