1 colour, 5 crushes: green
This autumn/winter season, it’s time to go back to basics – and vegetal shades. We’re keen on green, for example. You can find it in the American Vintage wardrobe, of course, but also in other surprising places. Just take a look.
Cover photo: Luca Campri
#1: American Vintage green
“Electric, bright, mineral, timeless, vibrant, soothing … This autumn/winter 2023-2024 season, green comes in every shape and size. On iridescent padded jackets, logo T-shirts and even knitwear. One thing’s for sure: green is always a good idea.”
— Fashion design team, American Vintage
Photo: Luca Campri for American Vintage
#2: Laura Huang Li’s floral compositions
There’s something incredibly poetic about the bouquets dreamt up by Laura Huang Li, a new-generation florist. Her compositions are real botanical sculptures with colours that are sometimes flashy, sometimes vegetal. You can discover her living art in her workshop in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, which she shares with her partner, artistic director Jimbo.
27 rue de la Grange aux Belles, 75010 Paris
#3: Le Grand Mazarin’s pool
Freshly inaugurated at the heart of the Marais neighbourhood, Le Grand Mazarin boasts a beautiful pool in its basement. With its green striped basin and arched ceiling covered in watercolour frescoes by Jacques Merle, it may just be the most poetic place in the capital.
17 rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris
#4: The demountable BBC house
Designed by Jean Prouvé and Pierre Jeanneret, this entirely wooden house was inaugurated in 1941 – and only a handful were constructed over the following two years. In 2023, for Paris+ par Art Basel, Galerie Patrick Seguin sets one up in the Tuileries Gardens: a chance to (re)discover the innovative style of these two architects.
Until 6 November in the Tuileries Gardens, Paris.
#5: Romain Laprade’s photography book
Photographer Romain Laprade captures natural and architectural landscapes with pure intensity. His contrasting shots are partially regrouped in Distances Vol. II, a book published by Yvon Lambert. You can find it in the eponymous bookshop on Rue des Filles du Calvaire.
14 rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris
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