Sophie Delafontaine pictured a Left Bank gallery owner, with her passion for tribal and primitive art, as she put together her spring collection. “She’s a businesswoman but she’s very arty,” she summed up, presenting a collection she described as an “urban safari.”
To wit, her starting point was the safari jacket, worked in a range of fabrics from denim or suede to textured cotton and in colors including olive green and a rich russet.
The pastel color palette of long skirts, maxidresses and blouses in graphic prints or embroidered with spots were intended to appeal to this woman’s more feminine side.
In a more tribal register, graphic patchworks of brightly colored leather and suede and a woven and fringed leather skirt and top played on the label’s expertise in leather goods, and were among the standouts.