NEITH NYER SPRING SUMMER 2018 : FROM THE BEDROOM TO ADULTHOOD
By Crash redaction
The Neith Nyer Spring/Summer 2018 show was an emotional one. Paying homage to his late sister, who passed away at the age of 18, designer Francisco Terra had a specific girl in mind, a girl who faces an illness at the peak of her teenage years. The recklessness of youth is thus depicted with the innocence of a childhood gone too fast.
Models, sometimes barely dressed, look like they’ve just woken up, hanging around in their bedrooms, dreaming out loud. Childlike references are deconstructed and mixed with pop-culture elements, always with a touch of humour. Last season, the main muse was Sailor Moon, today it’s Miss Petticoat, her blue nightcap, countryside aesthetic and adorable features. The countryside references are balanced by acid colors and futuristic fabrics like PVC and nylon. Coats are padded with pillows to symbolize the comfort of a bed and python-printed pyjamas are left open, discovering a yellow cotton bra. Constantly playing with the notions of vulgarity and tackiness, Neith Nyer is, more than ever, contributing to change the face of fashion by pushing the boundaries of “good” and “bad” tastes. Other boundary-pushers are Florence Tétier and Georgia Pendlebury, from Novembre Magazine, who respectively directed and styled the show, which isn’t surprising given their shared aesthetics.
Overall, a collection of groundbreaking sincerity, softness and emancipation from childhood, a foot kept in an imaginary dimension.
Written by Alice Butterlin.