The Cardinal collection- line of garments takes us to the world of tropical birds, where extraordinary shapes merge with a wide range of colours.
For this collection, Annabelle Fleury draws her inspiration from the decorations on the feathers of tropical birds. The collection is thus comprised of two-toned outfits recalling the two-coloured feathers of exotic birds. The red/black two-toned yokes sewn on the front of dresses recall the red cardinal which is adorned with a black mask that goes down to his breast.
The designer also got inspired by the streaked feathers of various exotic birds. Thus, the dresses of the collection are adorned with thin stripes that can be observed on the feathers of the red fody or the red avadavat.
For her dresses, Annabelle Fleury chooses an assembly of shapes in different shades of pink, recalling the pink-tinted feathers of the pink pigeon or of the flamingo. The different yokes of pink on the dresses fit together to create a harmonious blend of colours.
A bird’s flight, a common symbol of liberty, is one of the sources of inspiration of the designer. Annabelle Fleury creates loose fitting tops as an echo to the spreading of the birds’ wings during takeoff. The fineness of wraps of the collection creates a wrinkled effect and evokes the long feathers of birds.
Annabelle Fleury designs a fluid line through the use of refined cuts. Some of her outfits are off-white to recall the tropical birds of sober colours which breathe of liberty, such as the Paille-en-Queue.
This collection is an ode to the beauty of tropical birds, these treasures of the fauna that are timeless and endless sources of inspiration.