From rugs to wallpapers and minerals to fabrics, the collection offers a dreamy landscape
February 15, 2022: With homes becoming the ultimate escape in this new day and age, Maison Christian Lacroix, under the creative direction of Sacha Walckhoff, collaborated with multiple designers to launch “Utopia” – the finale of the trilogy the brand began just two years ago with “L’Odyssée” and “Atlantis”.
The new collection presents more imagination, spirit and freedom. The brand drew inspiration from the “world after” to create “Utopia”, where things are not always what they seem, and where, most importantly, impossible does not exist.
Algae Bloom is the first example of this. The design comes on velvet, cotton sateen and wallpaper and combines plant and aquatic life with minerals. It sketches a new world where malachite takes on a moire effect and algae mimics the finest lace.
In a similar vein, Feather Park comes on velvet, cotton sateen, rugs and flocked wallpaper. It grows in a French-style garden where plants are both feathers and leaves, and where you cannot really tell where one ends and the other begins.
Darius Garden is a sumptuous jacquard whose moire evokes agate on which shimmering embroidered roses from the East blossom. On the other hand, Persian Nights presents a panorama featuring the cosmos with stars that appear in the swirl of a thousand and one sparkling pearls.
Mineral Creek comes in a panorama of ephemeral half-cloud, half-stone minerals that appear to defy gravity, while Sélam features ribbons of rare flowers on a light shantung fabric in the style of veils worn long ago by beauties in sunrise lands.
Jardin des Hespérides is a mystical place in Atlantis which has been reinvented as a cloud of polychrome corollas floating on a deep velvet as well as a captivating panorama. Finally, It’s Paradise is a large, soothing and magical landscape that serves as the finale for this season whose keywords are joie de vivre and freedom.