With his Thirties-inspired silhouettes, Alexandre Blanc aims to revive a neglected niche in fashion. His second collection saw the designer — who cut his teeth at Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Carven and most recently freelanced at Oscar de la Renta — focus on a specific register. He likes a fitted waist, portrait neckline, fluid natural fabrics and mid-length skirts with a side slit often featuring a contrasting hint of lace, for example, offering a combination of vintage charm and sharp personality.

For resort, he reprised the Léon Bakst-inspired palette and hand-drawn prints of his first collection in shades including petrol blue, yellow and brown.

Alongside the feminine dresses and separates, he offered tailored pieces like a sharp trench with a pulled back collar, masculine striped shirts embellished with beads and organza petals, and pleated cigarette pants in a gray and pink check. To complete the look, bold belts and brooches in matching tones were set with stones Blanc had gleaned on his visits to Paris’ flea markets.

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