Cosmo Corps 3022, is a collection loaded with astrology, cosmic trends and various geometric shapes that once again showed the passion for the future with which the designer always lived. Pietro Cardín.
The iconic designer who launched pret-a-porter fashion and dressed the rock band “The Beatles” in the 1960s, made the future in fashion.
Two years after his death and after a break, this firm returns to Paris Fashion Week to pay tribute and showcase the brand. Pierre Cardin was again on the calendars of the Fashion Week with the big firms such as: Valentino, Chanel, Dior and Luis Vuitton, who presented themselves with their catwalk throughout this week.
Pierre Cardin is the firm that closed with gold bronze this fashion week. The catwalk of this prestigious fashion house was held at the Le Bourget Air and Space Museum, with a stage adorned by a full-scale rocket made by the European Space Agency. Scenography that represents the entire essence of the designer who died at the age of 98 on December 29, 2020.
Cardin began designing at the age of 23, cutting patterns with the seamstresses of Chanel, with whom he worked to make the hats of Schiaparelli’s luxury firm —peculiar for having the shape of a pork chop—, and to whom a seer told him that his name would be all over the world… it came true.
The fashion by Pierre Cardin, stood out from the traditional luxury brands for his famous dresses that are usually bubble-shaped at the bottom, for his glasses and, mainly, for the ability he has to create and make clothes not wearable felt a need to have it in the closet. He also had a great ability to do business. His life between seams began around the 1940s.
His team selected only Mexico as the ideal country to live in real time what was happening while his collection paraded from Paris, on a stage full of sparkles, alluding to space, the magic happened. The reason for choosing the country was due to the fascination that the designer had for Mexico and to date the team that leads the firm continues to fulfill his wishes.
The models came out with futuristic proposals and began to parade set with space sounds. A space rocket that adorned the catwalk was the one that caused a sensation by simulating a takeoff. The designer, Pierre Cardín, always created and invented until the end of his life, with only one thing in mind and what always mattered to him… the future!
In the 1960s, Pierre Cardin was the firm that made miniskirts and dresses above the knee fashionable, as well as maxi skirts that end at the ankle, the essence of his proposals that remain and characterize the firm.
the legacy continues
This time, of course, was no exception and the legacy lives on with that premise. Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, his great-nephew, is the one who is now in charge of the brand.
the silhouettes of Cosmocorps 3022 they were stylized with straight and circular lines, dresses with hollows in the chest giving air to the smoothness of the proposals, others were with curved lines that suddenly distracted the continuation of the woman’s silhouette.
The layers were present giving flight to the dresses, they were attached to the shoulder pads and for the men’s proposals they were also present. Despite the fact that this designer in the 50s was the one who introduced male models for the first time, this time there were few proposals for men. Few men’s dress pants were shown with movements and accompanied by layers in black with details in metallic colors and accessories on the chest.
As for accessories, the hats covered up to the bottom of the nose, leaving a hole in the eyes, the details in the form of a semicircle were in the majority of youth dresses that ended above the knee.
The range of colors presented during the catwalk was wide, there was room for black, white, yellow and even metallic colors.
The bags were round attached to a saucer, it was as if we had Saturn in our hand keeping our lipstick or our antibacterial gel.
Other accessories that were present in the proposals were rings that gave movement when walking. They were joined in the dresses at the collarbone and the second was on the thighs, this accessory is what gives the garment its peculiarity.
The ankle boots and tennis shoes were the shoes with which the clothing proposals were complemented, as well as the stockings that were peculiarly non-transparent. An issue that only Pierre could include in his proposals since the stockings are normally made of porous and transparent textiles.
Despite the fact that the firm has already passed into the hands of his great-nephew, Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin, the essence remains, it is still futuristic, clothes that are not wearable but that some extrovert/or fanatic of haute couture and fashion luxury fashion you would surely want to have in your wardrobe, all your clothes have a story to tell.