The heroine, the fighter, the survivor. Antonin Tron finds inspiration in his favorite sci-fi movies for the new ATLEIN Fall/Winter 2024 season. Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin, Natalie Portman in Annihilation are “final girl” warriors and SF icons in charge of their power, sexuality, and destiny. The collection is alien, mysterious, sensual, and sexual; the body is exposed, in tension, and ready. The collection merges utility wear and hyper femininity: classic ATLEIN dresses in ribbed and viscose jerseys are updated with protective hoods, hardware, and metallic zips sown into the ruching construction details, evoking the sensual gesture of opening and closing a wetsuit. The silhouette is bodyconscious, active, often elongated, and not fully earthbound. Construction is at the heart of Antonin’s work. Fabrics are pulled, draped, ruched, knotted, and molded around the body. • Injected new fabrics have mineral, alien qualities: silver coated jersey as liquid lead or mercury, crystal mesh, a reptilian sequin, and cracknyl, a couture fabric with a meteorite-like surface originally created by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Classic ATLEIN fabrics include: shiny viscose jersey, rib viscose, voile de jersey, and stretch lace. Antonin continues the exploration of vegan alternatives to leather with a special jersey coated to render the effect of nappa and suede.

“The cyborg is a kind of disassembled and reassembled, postmodern collective and personal self. This is the self feminists must code”

Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature