The Take-off collection – line of garments takes us on a trip aboard planes and helicopters where aesthetics merge with mechanical beauty.
Planes and helicopters are no longer seen as an aerial transport, but rather as an architectural setting with their aerodynamic lines, their curves and geometrical lines.
Annabelle Fleury draws her inspiration from the different types of planes and helicopters, ranging from the simple twin otter to the wide boeing A380, and in the variety of shapes that she takes pleasure in observing and recreating.
The outfits are designed with rounded as well as asymmetrical cuts, recalling the voluptuous curves of the wings of planes and helicopters. The protruding lines of these aeronautical machines featuring rounded bodywork inspire the designer, who transforms them into loose-fitting shapes and excessive volume. The closet is filled with wide butterfly sleeves, cowl neck and also a play of drapes that’s declined on dresses which recall the huge structure of planes and helicopters.
Annabelle Fleury is inspired by these long white streaks that form in the sky following the passage of a plane. These condensation trails leave vertical or horizontal graphic lines in the sky. To recall these lines, the designer adopts an assembly of fringes for the dresses. The fall of the fringes of a dress creates a graphic play on the entire garment.
This collection is an ode to the beauty of planes and helicopters, these masterpieces with an extra touch of soul, which are endless sources of inspiration.