The geometry of Christine Phung
by Abdon FLORES
Things seem to be going well for fashion French designer Christine Phung. Just a few days ago she was appointed to take over the reins of Léonard, the ready-to-wear brand famous for its geometrical prints. After winning the Grand Prix de la Création de la ville de Paris in 2011 and the ANDAM prize for New Collections in 2013, time has come to scale up for this young designer.
The style of Ms. Phung could be defined as a balance between strict fanciness and luxury sportswear. Architecture plays a key role in her creations; graphical design as well as geometry is the fundamentals for her fashion. Exactly, she is the kind of designer that one expects to see not only in apparels but also in art galleries. As a matter of fact, Christine Phung will show the fruit of her collaboration with contemporary artists Philippe Decrauzat and Mathieu Mercier in the very fashionable Joyce gallery at Palais Royal.
The exhibition “La Quadrature du Cercle” (Squaring the Circle) will show both universes –fashion and contemporary art–, a sort of tribute to the last one, since usually is fashion which gets the inspiration from art. Pieces of the last two Christine Phung collections will share the space with pieces by Mr. Decrauzat and Mr. Mercier. The exhibition will run from April 18th through the 30th.
Moreover, she will be presenting for the 5th anniversary of the multi-brand site L´Exception a peculiar silk jacket called Garance. Limited to 6 pieces, numbered and embroidered on the label, this garment shows again the geometrical patterns conceived for Ms. Phung by Philippe Decrauzat.