Spring / Summer 19 collection entitled “Le Voile de la Mariée” offers a space to memory, a space that authorises the past to print itself and to live again in the present.
Like a childhoodfairy tale, this space is thought of as a wondrous reflection of the transient experience of memory and recollection. Le Voile de la Mariée ( The Bride’s Veil) is a cascading waterfall found on the Reunion Island which sits close to the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. Born and raised in Paris, Laura Gauthier Petit comes from an ancestral lineage of Reunionese, especially her grandmother who inspired her in becoming a fashion designer. The seasonal print is a mirage of a childhood landscape wrapped in a wreath of roses, blend-ed with Parisian iconic details, such as the Medicis vase, in an azulejo framework, illustrating a cross-connect between European aesthetics and the landscape of the islands. “Le Voile de la Mariée for me is the return to nature, water, purity and myself. My collections are very personal and this season I wanted to return to the Reunion Island. The place where I spent many years of my early childhood”