On the occasion of the second edition of the Fubiz Talks, we will have the pleasure to welcome fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. He will reveal some of his creation secrets during the event celebrating creativity and innovation organized in collaboration with TETRO.
Nonconformist clothes designer, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is probably of the most talented fashion designers of his generation. In 1968, aged only 19, he created his first collection for the family company. Ten years later, he founded the fashion house that bears his name and invented his own style, both elegant and playful. He was then nicknamed the “Courrèges of the 1970s and he later collaborated with the visionary designer. Greatly influenced by music, whether it is rock or classical music, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac broke down the barriers between disciplines and put some pop culture into the world of couture. Inspired by the punk London of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, the designer refused every conventions. However, the talent of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac goes beyond the world of fashion. He is also a painter, an illustrator and he discover street-art with his friend Keith Haring. In this spirit, he created many chalk drawings in the street of Paris. Whether it is the pop John-Paul II, Beyoncé or the wall of Orly airport, they have all worn the creations of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac
During the whole of his career, the creator kept on disrupted the world of fashion. He used his boarding school blanket to create his first jacket, which was later worn by John Lennon. In the 1980s, he created a collection of dress-paintings painted by contemporary artists like Jean-Charles Blais, Robert Combas or Loulou Picasso. He invented the famous “poncho for two” and his teddy bear coat was adored by the stars. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is an eclectic designer and he knows how to work with every material and to adapt to every occasion. In 1997, he dressed the Pope and his bishops for the World Youth Day in Paris. A decade later, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga wore his creations for the music video Telephone.
The unique style of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac marked the world of fashion. His highly recognizable visual universe is focused on primary colors and patterns with simple lines. For his clothes, he blends simple and refined shapes with a playful and childish universe. He stages his collections on catwalks with rock music in the background and invents his own classico-punk world. His graphic universe can also be admired in his paintings and his drawings.
Wednesday September 27th – Salle Pleyel (Paris) at 2PM
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