Dancing with the big boys

From Mods’ smooth and sophisticated looks to David Bowie’s glam rock style, the British pop culture has undeniably left its mark on the codes of street fashion. And its youthful, free spirited attitude resonates deeply with everything Bellerose stands for.

In a photo shoot carte blanche, photographer Elodie Daguin, stylist Maud Dupuy and model/fashion blogger Elsa Muse revisited our fall/winter 2015 collection in a 70’s atmosphere in Paris, mixing today’s fashion trends with the long-lasting influences of Swinging London.

The Mods’ emphasis on refined textiles, cuts and proportions, as well as their tight connection with music, art and architecture are as many natural affinities that led Bellerose to embrace this movement as a source of inspiration.

Inspired by Mod’s graphic style, this collection offers a dynamic wardrobe, which plays on textural contrasts and the prevalent opposition between masculine and feminine. 

When asked about the choice of the title, Elsa Muse says: “We called this series "Dancing with the big boys" in reference to David Bowie’s song and to highlight our favorite piece, the bomber jacket. Because even if we don’t see it distinctly in the pictures, there is the face of David on the back of the jacket. It is so beautiful!” 

Alise jacket was definitely the most inspiring piece of this editorial, due to its timeless sporty cut and embroidered drawing of David Bowie's portrait on the back. This feminine bomber has a deliciously soft satin feel. To make things even better, it is reversible and easily adjustable to any mood swing.

Trousers are also well presented in this story. The slim-fitting Vow trousers, crafted from a luxurious jacquard fabric, with a unique spotted pattern, look fantastically slick in these pictures, truly sculpting Elsa’s long legs.

The Mickey trousers are inspired by 50’s men’s costumes. In addition to being comfortable, they have character. In this case, combined with the Dulaan oversized knitted jumper, which has its own share of graphic elements, they attain a perfect balance between volumes, textures and colour mixing.

Underlining the eclecticism of the Bellerose womenswear line, the black Valsy dress is both elegant and bold. With its elaborate detailing, this dress is an enchanting interplay of intricate devoré velvet pattern and silky transparency - guaranteed to turn heads.

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