André Courrèges is a French fashion designer, characteristic for his ultra-modern designs. He was educated in civil engineering and later moved to Paris to work at Geanne Lafaurie fashion design house. His next famous employer was Spanish designer Balenciaga. The collaboration lasted for ten years.
In 1961 Courrèges opened his own fashion house - Maison de Couture. It is here that he started working in a different direction and creating his unique style. His most famous designs were miniskirt, little white dress and trouser suit.
His great breakthrough was the 'Space Age' collection launched in 1964. The name is appropriate because the shapes of his clothes were geometric: squares, trapezoids, triangles. The look included boots, goggles, and hems three inches above the knees. This unusual boxy, uncluttered look was a hit in the fashion industry.
The materials mere also untypical of clothing – such as plastic, PVC and metal, which went perfectly with primary colors used in his collections: metallic, white, red, yellow... Even though younger audience was thrilled with the modern lines, the designer’s primary customers have always remained mature and older women.
Among Courrèges other great designs that can be singled out from his collections were sweater pants, parkas, tennis dresses, beach clothes and mechanic-style coveralls. A line of swimsuits held together only by thin strings was also a hit. His bright acid colors and geometrical designs – his trademarks were often imitated and taken over by high-street retailers.
The designer usually names modern architecture, technology, new fabrics, and modernism and futurism in art and design as his main influences in creation which pushed him to produce some truly memorable designs.
Today the house of Courrèges also offers accessories, luggage and perfume in addition to his clothing ranges.
Designer Courreges has 13 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 1970 and the newest is from 2013. Courreges fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Julie Masse, Edouard Flechier, Robert Gonnon and Raphael Haury.
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