Priscilla Royer envisaged adolescent romance while creating her lighthearted pre-spring collection full of pastel hues, beads and prints.
“It’s a bit the universe of Petra Collins,” the hatmaker said, referring to the 23-year-old Canadian artist and photographer. It is also in the spirit of Vincent Gallo’s and Christina Ricci’s characters in the movie “Buffalo ’66” or the protagonists played by Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek in “Badlands.”
“She is very feminine and his is rather bad-boy,” said Royer.
Most Maison Michel models for spring come with a twist, like the tulle adorning a derby rim or the tiny heart-shaped pins (like Valentine’s Day candies) with ditties like “Miss You” and “Hug Me” peppering a cotton crochet beret. Royer’s chic color combinations – like camel with baby blue – and use of Liberty prints added to the collection’s allure.