VICTOR WEINSANTO – FW21
Les Courtisanes… Mistress of the game
Victor Weinsanto, whose namesake line launched in 2020, trained at Atelier Chardon Savard Paris and has worked at Y/Project, Maxime Simoens and Chloé. He credits two years of working with Jean Paul Gaultier as his most formative experience in the fashion industry, His training as a dancer imbued him with love of performing arts and brought cabaret themes and joyful spirit to his presentations.
For his fall winter 2021 collection, presented online on March 1st within the official Paris Fashion Week Calendar Victor was inspired by the mythical figures of courtesans.
From Versailles to Venice through the mystical east, these women inspired many great artists and cultivated their extravagant style. Their bold attitude and freedom from convention is what has drawn Weinsanto to them. Opting for opulent shapes and the eloquence of the silhouette, strong couture looks with leg of mutton sleeves and intricate corsetry combine with colorful t-shirts in custom designed portrait print. Weinsanto uses stretch materials for fit and comfort, double pocket detailing and accessorizes with geometric style bags. He finishes off his extravagant silhouettes with statement headpieces for his futuristic courtesan.
For his presentation film, Weinsanto invites dancers & performers, friends & muses to embody his psychedelic vibes in an imaginary world, not the past, not the future but somewhere magical in-between. “Vive le vêtement”
All images courtesy of Weinsanto