For her ninth collection "SQUARING THE CIRCLE", Christine Phung decided to work within a capsule format made up of twenty looks. This collection highlights a motif created alongside artist Mathieu Mercier, from his painting series representing "Diamonds". This season she explore the explosion, the distortion, facets in colorful colors, transparency games and plunges into the reflections of the emerald green and its gradients. Throughout this collection, the gigantic diamond prints are embroidered with wire, feathers, and cut into patchworks made up of raw denim. This season, Christine Phung has also collaborated with the exceptional embroiderer Janaïna Milheiro for high-fashion feather inlays. For a universe that expresses itself in nuances and strength, with feminine lines, fluid silhouettes that are constructed whilst free.
For her eighth collection "BLUE RADIANCE", Christine Phung decided to work within a capsule format made up of twenty looks. This collection focuses on a pattern of blue degraded stripes, created with the contemporary artist Philippe Decrauzat. This season, Christine Phung explores the theme of "Optical art" with its optical illusions creating new perspectives, emphasizing movements, creating abstract body landscapes, exploring new readings of curves and volumes to amplify the draping. Christine Phung uses the gradient stripes to create a stylish moiré, with effortless graphic effects, that are modern and feminine pieces designed for the closet of a vibrant and energetic woman.
For her seventh collection "GLITCHOLOGY", the fashion show took place at the Arab World Institute, Christine Phung explored the theme of digital “Glitch” bugs. The collection’s prints were made in collaboration with artist Marisha Gulmann, who used a broken camera to take pictures of flowers, creating colored halos and slips. This season, Christine Phung explores a universe inspired by digital aesthetics, an inner journey in the digital world, poetry of error, beauty of the ready-made, dissonant harmony and slight deconstructions that arrive from Bugging built silhouettes, which see a twist in the drapes and a shift in pleated dresses of purple colored halos. Metallic tweeds, patchworks, black Swarovski crystal embroideries, lacquered taffeta, highlight the constructions of the lines through undulating fabrics. Musical trio of Mode-F created an exclusive soundtrack for the show, made up of experimental, cerebral and hypnotic music. Between strict elegance and luxury sportswear, sensual, fluid, the Christine Phung woman is a contemporary explorer of our new digital world.
For her sixth collection “IT’S ABOUT A GIRL WHO RIDES HER BIKE ON A VOLCAN”, Christine Phung imagines a story about a woman who enjoys cycling over volcanoes. She loves unpredictability and nature’s danger. She loves that a rock can become liquid, the Earth’s interior projected on the outside, that the land can enter and merge, like blood under the skin when she cycles at full speed between the craters. She loves lava that becomes laments deposited in layers, and forms a new material just waiting to be tamed.
Christine Phung rides a bicycle, also like volcanoes, but above everything she likes to master shapes. This season, she is interested in colourful eruptions that melt into a fusion. Like a rock that becomes a liquid form of lava, she transforms technical fabrics into cocktail dresses, elastic frames into structures of day dresses, colors derived from craters into patterns for shirts and blouses. She loves infinity; she makes dresses out of it.
Pour sa 5ème collection, « AN ESCAPE TO THE MOUNTAINS» Christine Phung imagine l’histoire d’une femme à la montagne par une nuit noire, sous une voûte étoilée. Elle commence à slalomer entre les sapins, en pleine poudreuse. Grisée par sa propre vitesse, elle a le sentiment que les éléments autour d’elle – les rochers, la neige, la glace, les étoiles, la forêt, les souches d’arbres – l’enveloppent et la portent. Ses traces dans la neige découpent le paysage, son esprit s’enivre du choc entre la chaleur de son corps et le froid métallique qui frôle sa peau. Elle ne sait plus si elle chute ou s’envole, s’il s’agit d’un tremplin ou du toit d’un chalet, de la lumière d’un feu de cheminée ou d’un incendie sur l’autre versant de la montagne, mais elle a l’étrange impression de perdre conscience, dans une torpeur mêlée de douceur. Dans sa quête d’introspection et de liberté, elle porte des vêtements en patchworks de laine cachemire façon marqueterie, des cristaux de neige scintillants, des jacquards tissés de montagnes enneigées et des robes plissées d’un feu de cheminée imprimé sur soie en digital.
For Liquid Dilution, the fourth collection, Christine Phung explores the possibilities of water.
Think about a young girl plunging into it, the first contact, a delightful feeling of detachment and abstraction.
Then come the tricks of the light, creating shadows and images on her skin.
Christine Phung plays with the notion of investigation, researching both textiles and silhouettes.
This vision is translated onto the textiles, such as the style, the structure, and even the fabrics: reversible jacquard, patchwork, digitally printed lace…The rays of the metallic fibres, which mirror the sunlight, were spun by the Maisons Mahlia Kent and Sfate & Combier. These fibres illuminate a skirt, bomber jacket, and a full-length dress.
There, Swarovski crystals scattered on top like drops encapsulated during their metamorphosis.
Here, polymerised lace resembles implosions of particular liquids. Injected resins that look like coral were created in collaboration with the jewellery designer Tsuri Gueta.
Dresses, jackets, and suits are made with materials suggestive of controlled waves. The ingenuity of William James Thurman exaggerates this effect with his finely repeated lines printed on a silk crêpe. Maison Lognon’s pleats are seen on some designs, made with precision into sculptural and organic dresses. It is an invitation to enter a world where familiar landmarks disappear, where they evaporate.
The third collection “Round Fields” is a collection between tension and release, between straight lines and curves. Inspired by a traveller immersed in a mid-flight daydream, Christine Phung imagines facing the emptiness and vertigo above the circular fields of Nevada. A playful and dreamy experience, a test of one’s sense of self and one’s limits.
The result of a combination of contemporary shapes and traditional techniques, the collection is highlighted by dresses, whether printed, pleated, or created using a patchwork of materials and colours. The other staple of the collection is the coat, interpreted in a multitude of mediums : an adapted kimono created with modern fabrics, a geometric patterned teddy and a vest with more than 100 hours of assembly. This embodiement of the defraction of light and colours is also manifested in a line of accessories (derbies, clutch purses), giving these classic staples a modern twist.
Collection N°9 Leonard SS20
Collection N°8 La Quadrature du cercle
Collection N°7 Blue Radiance
Collection N°6 Glitchologie
Collection N°5 It’s about a girl who rides her bike on a volcano
Collection N°4 An escape to the mountains
Collection N°3 Liquid Dilution
Collection N°2 Round Fields
Collection N°1 Red Diamond Mine