JOYCE’s First Wonder is the Tower
The party begins with Olivier Rousteing’s outré take on Balmain alongside ahead-of-their-times visionaries like JW Anderson and Raf Simons. There’s extreme deconstruction of classics as seen in Demna Gvsalia’s Balenciaga and Y/Project, and new-era bling attire from Area and Paco Rabanne. A new class of designers like Ludovic de Saint-Sernin and Craig Green are pushing the boundaries in menswear, and Marine Serre is doing the same in directional conscious fashion. Then there’s Richard Quinn making a case for head-to-toe florals in his eccentric English demi-couture.
Our Seven Wonders Imagineer Christophe Coppens takes us into a castle fashioned into a nightclub, where these maximal designers sit at the JOYCE Central store. It’s the after party before the next one begins. “Ready for the next night, full of hope for new adventures” as Coppens puts it. Accompanying this thumping tower is Javier Barcala’s film of the party inside. Ecstatic fashion lovers, dancing freely to hypnotic music, as if nobody is watching them.
A never-ending party, fuelled by freefalling imagination.