Thursday 30th September

| BY Paul Toner

Courrèges: Ready-To-Wear SS22

Nicolas Di Felice is quickly carving himself out as one of Paris’ buzziest names. Three seasons in, his first IRL Courrèges show yesterday had the fashion pack trecking bright and early to the outskirts of the city, all the way to Bois de Vincennes. Felice – who trained under Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga – has spent the past year reintroducing the space age flair of André Courrèges to a new generation of shoppers. recontextualising the codes of the house in a way that feels true to the now.

Whilst he has been enthralled in the house’s archives, particularly the brand’s A-line minis and cracking car coats from the sixties, this season Di Felice took a personal turn. The show’s location was the place he and his boyfriend first shared a kiss, and has since been home to massive free parties where Di Felice and friends have danced all night long under the balmy summer heat.

In turn, he turned his attention to festival wear, fusing rave garb with the vocabulary of the house. This meant rain macs based off a cape from 1968, wrapround halterneck dresses and tops made of PVC and pared back clubbing dresses with trains. Pair these with ribbed flared trousers and the brand’s vinyl jackets – a new favourite of Marc Jacobs – and you have a wardrobe that can take you from the dancefloor straight into everyday life.

Photography courtesy of Courrèges.