LA CALIFORNIE by Cristina Piña defines a sensual, enigmatic, delicate and in love woman. The inspiration for Spring-Summer 2017 takes us to Cannes, specifically the villa where Pablo Picasso and Jacqueline Roque lived between 1955 and 1961. The collection takes its name from this impressive mansion of the Belle Epoque surrounded by Palm trees, eucalyptus and overlooking Golfe-Juan and Antibes.
Jacqueline and her life in “La Californie” are the main reference. The light that enters through the large windows of the living room, the daily chaos between canvases and pottery, the bright sun of Cannes and the deep blue sea in the background. The smell of the eucalyptus and the sound of the palm trees with the wind conveys the daily sensations of the last muse of the painter who, in turn, lived a life of chiaroscuro in her relationship of obsessive and dependent love with the genius.
Jacqueline wears light fabrics like linen, georgette, cadi, cotton and organza. The prints created from a botanical illustration and photographs of palm leaves, simulate the skies of pink sunsets under the palm trees of the garden.
The collection evolves from linen and cotton for the day, to organza and cadi. It is completed with delicate floral applications hand embroidered of paillettes and Swarovski crystals.
The color palette is simple, pink and black. Light and dark.