“Art is my main inspiration, not only in my work but in the way I see life,” says Farhad while explaining why it was the major incentive of the Farhad Re Galatea Collection.
As fashion is reinventing itself, the designer is using all the codes of the essence of haute couture: Everything is done by hand in his atelier in the center of Paris as well as in Rome. “There is no machine in the atelier! The only machine is the coffee machine!” he proudly proclaims. This is the meaning of haute couture: unique pieces, rare fabrics so that each client can feel special.
Haute Couture is also actively participating in the conquest of new markets - Asia is crazy about Farhad’s designs. Currently, Farhad is actively preparing a ready-to-wear collection for September 2021 - “a very very luxury ready-to-wear,” he states.
At this point, you are probably dying from curiosity and impatience to find out about the Galatea Collection itself. If so, your eagerness is correct, as it is something next level. Allow me to elaborate.
It is the eternal story of an artist who falls in love with his creation... It would not be an exaggeration to say that no one in real life can match the perfection that he created with his own hands. The work that came out of Farhad’s imagination meets all his expectations.
For days and nights, in full lockdown, Farhad Re cuts the triple organza of silk of pure whiteness. The contours appear delicately as Farhad approaches carving a light, sculptural, architectural silhouette. No less than 500 meters of organza were needed to create the 15 dresses of the collection.
Behind the opacity of the material looms the grace of the woman, as seen by Farhad Re. She is whom he calls Galatea, with skin white as milk, and with whom Pygmalion fell in love with... The purity of renewal, of freedom, of letting go - after all these months of lockdown can also be found in the perfectly mastered and hand-shaped geometric figures that form each dress. Not only is it an invitation to a dreamlike escape, but also a lure to transform the lines of the silhouette. Just look at this long chiseled coat, enveloping and comforting, asking you to come and snuggle up in it...
The collection is also attached to the very essence of freedom. This establishes a grand connection to the collection, where Farhad revisits the myth of Pygmalion, by giving wings to his Galatea to make her discover the world. A real desire to share this need for the absolute, this quest for the sublime, this inclination to shape the loved one a soul mate, is all represented in the Galatea Collection.
This collection is red carpet ready, and we can not wait to see it on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival!
Pictures: Greg Alexander / Mephistopheles Productions