Bold & insolent, these words encapsulate Arthur Avellano’s universe perfectly – an exuberant celebration of body shapes, a hint of provocation and an excess of sensuality.

Latex is the essence of the young emerging fashion brand Avellano, the eponymous label of designer Arthur Avellano, a fresh graduate of the Ecole Supière des Beaux Arts in Toulouse. According to him, this fabric has a strong sexual connotation which attracts attention.

‘Banned from the classic wardrobe, on the border between object and fabric, its inconvenient evocation of its sexual connotation is an ideal milestone to convey an insolent message’, 

states the brand’s official website

In his Spring/Summer 2024 collection, Arthur Avellano has shifted from the Matrix aesthetic that characterized his previous collections, stepping into a more glamorous territory, featuring new shades, notably the opulence of gold. This season, the dresses exhibit a new fluidity, an aerial lightness, sometimes even transparency, that creates a second skin impression, almost like silk.

Alexandre had the unique opportunity to explore the backstages of the latest show and he captures exclusive images that perfectly highlight the delicate pleating of these luxurious fabrics. 

words MARIE-PAULINE CESARI @itsjustmp
photography  ALEXANDRE BANGOURA @ban.eyes