Luis Buchinho Portuguese designer, presented the spring-summer 2019 collection on the theme “Gyotaku” in Paris. A collection inspired by Gyotaku engravings, a technique that emerged in mid-century in Japan, where fishermen painted and printed the fish with paint, which they then put on a piece of rice paper to keep a trace of their trophies, “says Buchinho. From this traditional Japanese method, images that, at the graphic level, served as inspiration for the creation of this new collection.
The silhouettes represent an anguilliform locomotion of fish in which a wave passes uniformly over a long thin body. The designer experimented with prints on leather, jersey, ribs and lace to create a metallic effect similar to that of fish scales.
In this spring collection, where colors such as copper, mauve pink, fuchsia, red, purple and black were distinguished, always using the silver glitter that dazzled the Parisian bridge with a radiant light.
Photos: Luis Buchinho