Behind the Scenes

The Incredible Darkness of Being

12th March , 2013

AW13 Paris Fashion Week interview with Collette Dinnigan

What is the inspiration behind the collection The Incredible Darkness of being?
It is the story of the unfolding of a woman, as the artist paints her. While he adds layers to the canvas with his paint, he peels away pieces of her and she becomes more and more exposed.

Which piece is your favourite from this collection and why?
The black stretch textured fabric dress with its leather covered boning giving it a corset feel around the waist.

How did you juggle a new collection, Paris and a new born – what is the secret?
Scheduling and absolute organization

What is the inspiration behind the hair and make-up?
The Dutch masters paintings of women, how they depicted their faces through the paint, porcelain complexions, washed grey eyes and almost a nothing lip. Modern, effortless, yet well groomed and pulled back.

What are you up to for the rest of your stay in Paris?
Meetings meetings meetings!!

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