Amid the buzz and beefed up security measures, the Paris Fashion Week commenced in all its glory. A few fresh faces graced the catwalks and one of the few worthy of note is designer Antonin Tron founder of the Atlein brand. Antonin, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, has worked with famous designers like Riccardo Tisci, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Alexander Wang and Demna Gvasalia, which has put him under the fashion radar for a while now. He finally founded his Company Atlein early this year, and debuted his collection alongside other big names in the industry at the ongoing Paris Fashion Week.
This first collection for his brand consists of clothes made with jersey, and dresses created from intricate pattern twisting and draping with contrasted topstitching construction. His eight piece fall collection which he described as a ‘‘structured flou’’ didn’t follow any specific theme, but the landscape of the France’s Atlantic coast was cited by him as an influence for his sensual pieces.
Interestingly, the colour palette of the pieces in his collection ranged from dusty pink, pebble white and greyish blue to represent the colours of the sky and the sea; while the mood was based on the designer’s personality which is split between urbanisation and the need to live in nature.
Based on this, the wrinkle-free womenswear collection was designed for comfort, lacking restriction with a twist of elegance. He cited legendary designers like Claire McCardell and Jean Muir who worked with jersey in the 1970’s as artists whose spirits he respected. Prices of his pieces range from 400 Euros, for a top, to 2,000 Euros for a dress.
According to Vogue, the room was full of what one might call ‘‘easy sells’’: One dress, midnight blue and richly uncomplicated, with that same topstitching, overlapping panels, and figure-skimming fluidity, was just the thing that buyers and shoppers alike will swoon over.
The talented designer, following his successful debut shared his goals for Atlein to CR Fashion: “I want to grow slowly, but steadily and to keep the authenticity in the way we work. I want to stay independent, honest, and authentic as possible. That’s how we’ll make it grow.” Welcome, Atlein! We are excited and are looking forward to future collections of the brand.
Written by Yejide Erogbogbo