Populating the Men’s Spring Summer 2020 show space inside the auditorium of the Maison de l’UNESCO, nine works by the London-based artist Hilary Lloyd are shown on monitors mounted on vertical chrome columns and trolleys. Examining aspects of the natural and built worlds, the shifting character of Lloyd’s gaze combines with an emphasis on the physical apparatus of the installation to imbue her work with sculptural presence and subliminal eroticism.
In dialogue with Lloyd’s work, the collection invokes otherworldly perspectives of the day-to-day through a dream-like filter. Long and pure, the silhouette revolves around harmonious ensembles of texture and line disrupted, at times, by the tension of new volumes.
Complementing nautical archetypes from sailor’s shirts to washed silk dungarees, monochrome short suits in layers of poplin and voile meet airy knits and tanks in chevron or vertical stripes. Expanding on the season’s nomadic mood, thatched moccasins, suede link sandals and boat shoes evoke outdoor summer pursuits, as lace-up boots in espadrille stripes channel the house’s Spanish roots.
The geometric Berlingo shoulder bag is introduced in a large size in suede, toile and calfskin. The iconic Puzzle bag is revisited in a deconstructed silhouette in supple smooth calf leather, and a new Shopper Backpack in soft napa calf references our leather savoir-faire.