The magic of Pierre-Louis Mascia's imagination settles on every fabric and surface, always with the same astonishing definition. The knitwear, often oversize, is cashmere or brushed mohair, the colours are those of the Earth, from brown to ocra, to orange and forest green. Layering is taken to the extreme, as is the juxtaposition of different patterns. Tartan and flowers, regimental stripes and cashmere blend and alternate with surprising harmony. In this ordered chaos that our societies, and our lives, have become, our concern is to keep creation free, generous, extravagant and unpredictable.
Ran, which translates as "chaos", but also "battle" leads us to reflect on our time. It pays homage to Akira Kurosawa's film "Ran". The image of Medieval Japan, with the advent of Bushido, the code of honour of the Samurai, that speaks of Honesty, Honour, Heroism, Courtesy, Sincerity and Loyalty, resonates today in a world which is experiencing a crisis of its values. Our battle is for the survival of beauty, of a certain ethic where respect compels us but does not constrain us. With this collection, Pierre-Louis embarks on a pop epic, revisiting the intangibles: from Serge Lutens to Tamara de Lempicka via the UK of the 80s, Japan and the Navajos.