The Caravelle collection- line of garments takes us on a trip aboard ships where aesthetics merge with mechanical beauty.
The ship is no longer seen as a marine transport, but rather as an architectural setting with its straight lines, its curves and geometrical lines.
Annabelle Fleury draws her inspiration from the different types of ships, ranging from the simple canoe to the wide vessel, and in the variety of shapes that she takes pleasure in observing and recreating.
The designer is inspired by the triangular shape of the sails of the caravels, of schooners or frigates, and adopts for her dresses an assembly of oblique cuts in a clean line.
With their horizontal and diagonal lines, the bamboo slats of the sails of the junks look like a fan. The designer draws her inspiration from this layout and her dresses are adorned with thin horizontal and diagonal strips, delicately revealing the skin at the waist and shoulder line.
Annabelle Fleury borrows from the protruding lines of these ships having oversized hulls the wide cuts and oversized volumes of her outfits. The closet is filled with wide bat sleeves and tops with trapezoid cuts which recall the huge structure of cruise liners and vessels.
The complexity of the rigging of the ships, a visual labyrinth of ropes, inspires the designer. Annabelle Fleury imagines clothes that combine overlapping and piling up. The outfits are filled with overlapping and entanglement of strips.
This collection is an ode to the beauty of boats, these masterpieces with an extra touch of soul, which are endless sources of inspiration.