IN PARTNERSHIP: Christian Lacroix is the French courtier who’s often characterised for his inherent sense of craftsmanship and daring Picasso aura.

He now presents the new Desigual’s FW20 collection that unravels through a journey of sophisticatedly embroidered fauna presenting different types of patchwork, old tapestries mixed with granny’s knitwear and maximum energy.

With the collection beautifully enamoured on iconic models, the three generations of Lacroixian poster women are in search for the devoured artist around the city of Spain as they explore places his genius has recently passed through.

Discussing the new collection, Lacroix explains it ignores boundaries put on people and is simply about the joy of wearing something you love.


“It’s not about age, nationality, season, day or night,” he says. “It’s about pleasure, charm, the joy of wearing something you love because it fits you, not just your body and silhouette, but your personality and mood, regardless of the time of year, because it’s always easy to wear.”

The iconic models that are a part of the campaign include Anh Duong, Nyarach Abouch and Vlada Roslyakova all of which posses undeniable elegance and an effortless charm.

Model: Anh Duong 

As an ode to nature, the collaboration is an unmissable one, due to the brand’s love for prints and Monsieur Lacroix’s innate sense of couture-like designs.

The collection orbits around burnt orange tones on black, large and lush flowers that primarily epitomises the joy between the flamboyant and the causal. From flare pants, long dresses and printed silhouettes, the Spanish brand unveils flowing printed pieces with silk at the helm of them all.

Monsieur Lacroix says, “Desigual isn’t as easy to create as it might seem. It’s a familiar vocabulary, but a language that needs to be learned and practiced as often as possible; it requires a daily exchange of ideas and intuitions with the team.”

Model: Nyarach Abouch

With a long-standing relationship, by SS21, Desigual and Lacroix will have been collaborating for ten years as after leaving his firm in 2009, the celebrated French designer Monsieur Lacroix now devotes his time to opera, theatre and the Mediterranean brand Desigual.

So, if you’re in search of the famous French master, Monsieur Christian Lacroix… he’s here at Desigual.

Desigual has stores located across the UAE in Abu Dhabi – in Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, Yas Mall, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island – and in Dubai – in The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall and City Centre Mirdif.

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Feature image: Supplied Photography by Roman Lata Ares