This was another transitional collection for French contemporary label Paule Ka, awaiting the first designs by new creative director Alithia Spuri-Zampetti, an alumna of Lanvin.


For spring, the brand elaborated on classic dresses for day and evening in A-line shapes in color blocks and optical prints inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher. The summery palette mixing acid and bright yellow with more pastel tones or graphic black and white was the only punchy note in a rather underwhelming lineup.


More desirable were the leather goods echoing the same Escher-inspired motif — vaguely resembling a giant hound’s tooth — which looked fetching on mini evening bags or big graphic day styles in supple grainy leather.