Atlein designer Antonin Tron continues to navigate the challenges raised by the pandemic, deciding to present a pared back resort collection in order to fit into the delivery calendar before showing “something new” with his main collection in September.
Tron saw the pre-collection as a continuation of his fall lineup, in which he homed in on the label’s origins and message, centering on the combination of draped and body-hugging designs he is best known for, with their aesthetic inspired by couture’s greats like Madame Grès, Vionnet and Balenciaga but with simplified cuts and sporty fabrications.
The lineup here was even more minimalist, with fewer lace details, for example, and a focus on draped, asymmetric forms — ballooning here, closely fitting there — in solid blocks of color.
He layered an orange draped top over louche yet structured black pants and twisted his dresses and tops in an array of shades. These were interspersed with sporty basics inspired by the surfing world, always one of ocean-obsessed Tron’s major inspirations, or with items crafted from synthetic leather made from indigo-coated jersey.
He worked with a broader portfolio of recycled fibers, including a jersey specially developed from Seaqual yarn, made from ocean waste, and recycled jerseys from Italy, including an innovative pleated textile offering elements of texture. Recycled yarns accounted for about 60 percent of the collection, with most of the rest coming from deadstock, Tron said.