Photography: Fatine-Violette Sabiri
Styling: Samuel Fournier
Models: Gérald et Fatine
Moroccan photographer Fatine-Violette Sabiri recently teamed up with designer and friend Gérald Lajoie to create a full SS ’16 collection based on a palette of “earthy colors, patterns and minerals.” The cuts resulting from this collaboration are essentially genderless without having to scream it to the stars, as so many rising labels have been doing lately; Lajoie, who’s pictured in the lookbook alongside Sabiri, wears a boxy mustard-colored dress with matching neck tie—the perfect go-to piece for any guy to wear on a scorching hot summer day.
The details strung throughout are thoughtful; pant hems are left unfinished—a look that’s become the norm in recent seasons—while a pair of high-waisted, cropped jeans are inverted, allowing the structural elements to have a rare, prideful moment in the sun. For the lookbook, stylist Samuel Fournier pieced together a wonderfully effortless narrative, pairing airy tunics with more rigid trousers, the juxtaposition of vintage jewelry and banal sneakers adding unusual depth and dimension to the outfits.
“This collection is the outcome of one year of friendship between us two,” Fatine-Violette said. “The clothing line started out of the simple need for garments for photo projects we had in mind, and evolved from there to become a separate, distinct fashion line. We were inspired by our needs and desires regarding clothing: practicality, humour and elegance.”
See the full SS ’16 lookbook, above.