LGN Louis-Gabriel Nouchi Autumn/Winter 2022/23 menswear collection
Reflecting Louis Gabriel Nouchi’s lifetime passion for reading, each collection pays homage to a book or a writer who has inscribed their vision on the world.
The collection AW22/23 is inspired by the book “Artificial Paradises” by Charles Baudelaire and one of its modern reflection, now forbidden due to the pandemic :
In an atmosphere of warmth, sensuality and unbridled dancing, sometimes crossed with
melancholic poetry, nightclubs allowed you to escape your daily lives.
This collection is like the memory of an end of a nightclub outing, when you leave the place sweating, grabbing your huge coat to catch a taxi.
In the nightclubs, indoor clothing can be worn outside and vice versa. The colllection is a variation of tuxedo jackets, dressing gowns and bodysuits, all mixed with the confort and sensuality of loungewear.
As we’re now more at home, home-wear inspired pieces are treated with the same refinement as evening clothing.
The larges pieces are belted, avoiding buttoning to be adaptable to all morphologies.
The slit at the neckline, signature of the brand, remains present on the top pieces (jacket, shirt and jersey pieces) and the underwear.
Long side slits on the coats, jackets, trousers and shirts reveal the body by freeing up movement, allowing access to the pockets of the garment below and encourage to play with the clothes.
Swimwear is launched for the first time.
This season marks the return of collaborations, in particular with Hermès Pontet glasses and the outdoor shoes brand Merrell.
Prints & fabrics:
The seasonal print of the collection is based on opium poppies twisted into psychedelic patterns.
From the previous collection, new marbled paper pattern, which is becoming a signature element of the LGN brand, is evoking night dance perspiration through print and important textile developments : digital print on viscose made in Italy, quilted on recycled nylons, devoured on a jersey base and tone-on-tone jacquard knit.
Natural materials that consume less water, such as viscose and wool are favoured with an emphasis on confort especially with the use of jersey and swimwear in eco nylon fabric.
Always fascinated by the beauty of clothes’ tears, LGN is developing acetate mesh which looks like spun tights.